Spiritual life flows out of union with Christ

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“Spiritual life flows out of union with Christ, not merely imitation of Christ. When the full dimensions of God’s gracious provision in Christ are not clearly articulated in the church, faith cannot apprehend them, and the life of the church will suffer distortion and attenuation. The individual Christian and the church as a whole are alive in Christ, and when any essential dimensions of what it means to be in Christ are obscured in the church’s understanding there is no guarantee that the people of God will strive toward and experience fullness of life.”

Richard Lovelace, Dynamics of Spiritual Life, p. 74

(HT: Brian Hedges)

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I am currently serving churches and colleges as a bible teacher, overseas and in the UK.

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