“I am the vine; you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5
No one can escape the influence of society around us. We share its language, traditions and customs. . When we receive Jesus as our saviour and accept him as our Lord, our new faith changes our behaviour. We find that the Lord approves of some of the moral values that we have learnt in the society we live in, but that He will change others.
How can we know how we should behave as a Christian, what we should do and what we should not do. Where can we find the strength to put into practise our convictions?
In these courses we are not trying to say what we should do, or not do, in the face of every possible situation, but rather to show how a Christian can make responsible decisions in his daily life. Each one of us has a different life, and comes face to face with different situations but for each of us THE BASIS OF CHRISTIAN ETHICS is the same. This will be the subject of the first four lessons. In the fifth lesson we will look at where we can find THE STRENGTH WHICH ALLOWS US TO DO THE WILL OF GOD.
- The law as expressed by the ten commandments
- The law as expressed by the “greatest commandment”
- Christ’s example
- Our conscience renewed by God
- Remaining in Christ and bearing the fruit of the Spirit