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News - Sixth Form

You are not what you’ve done.

You are a human being, not a human doing – for a reason. You are more than the sum of your past mistakes. The Bible has a name for the voice that tells you that are not – the accuser! The accuser is not your conscience, or anything that could be in any way classified as good. The source is far more sinister than that. But the good news is he is a defeated foe. So we need to start taking him a lot less seriously.

Our problem is that we so often work at the wrong end of the equation. We work on the externals, on ‘doing’ more, when all the time, it seems that all God is interested in is to do with what is happening on the inside, the development of our character, who we are becoming. In fact, one of God’s names is ‘Be’! We can deduce this from the way in which He introduces Himself to Moses at the burning bush: “I am who I am.” Why, when we are made in the very image of the one whose name is ‘Be’ are we obsessed with doing over being?

When we realise that the way God has rigged the whole of life is that life itself responds to who we are rather than what we do, we can stop striving and relax into who we are in God because of Christ and what He has already achieved for us on the Cross. Nothing we could ever do could make God love us any more than He already does, and nothing we have ever done could stop us being loved by Him. We are known completely and loved unconditionally by God. Now that really is good news, and is what we are passionately involved in communicating to anyone who will listen through our St Christopher’s Youth Church. All are welcome anytime.

“Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down.”
Revelation 12:10

Mr Pountain
Head of Religious Education / Director of Spirituality