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Hello.

It’s time to draw a line under what our opponents say and to get on with business. At least, that’s the UK Prime Minister’s view after some of his accusers failed to get him removed in a no-confidence vote earlier in the week. We’ll see what happens in the coming days and months.

For us Christians, perhaps it’s time for us to draw a line under distractions and opposition and to get on with preaching the Gospel! In Acts 15 a major dispute was settled when a Christian council decided that Gentile converts need not follow the law of Moses. Now the Gospel could go forward unimpeded. There were some, however, who continued to disagree so much that Paul said they were trying to get others to accept variations of the gospel truth. “Did someone put a spell on you?”, Paul asked those who bought into to such lies. “Have you taken leave of your senses? — Those people are zealous to win you over, but for no good” (Galatians 3:1; 4:17 MSG).

Gospel-wise, it’s like that for us today. Others would have us be won over to spurious gospels and to different versions of reality. Or maybe we let ourselves get so diverted in other ways that we forget to preach the Gospel in word and in deed.

It’s time to draw a line under the things that oppose and distract us from the Gospel.

Let’s get on with our Father’s business of proclaiming the Good News about his Son, Jesus Christ.

Best regards,
James

About the Writer:
James Henderson is a Minister and the European Superintendent for Grace Communion International

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