Church Reloaded: Grace or Merit?
The saying by Jesus as recorded by Matthew: ‘Many are called, but a few are chosen’; has always been a source of much controversy within and outside the church.
Within the church it has been used to promote some sort of elitism, strengthen the concept of predestination, or as an excuse for mediocrity.
The unchurched sometimes use it as an reason for disengagement with Christianity, hence statements like: ‘You are chosen, I am not blessed with the gift of faith’.
To this end, this Easter Sunday our focal point is on Matt. 22:1-24, under the title: Grace or Merit?
Drawing from other biblical texts and contemporary thoughts, this lecture will examine the following key themes:
- the context that gave birth to this statement;
- what the writer was trying to convey to his audience at the time it was written; and
- what we can glean from it in our era
I’m so excited about what God is doing through our Church Reloaded series, so I extend an invite to you!
Art Centre, Drama Room, Bexleyheath Academy, Woolwich Rd, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7DA
(Free parking in front of the school and adjacent streets)