A4C’s first ever retreat!

 

 

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We visited Shropshire, just by Wales, and had a brilliant time! None of us expected to grow not only much closer together, but learned many strengths within ourselves through the various activities we did which trained a lot of the mind and body.

 

Most importantly, we left feeling refreshed, renewed, and of course, ablazed for Christ! Roll on next year’s retreat.

 

You can check out the rest of our photos on our Facebook page, here.

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Can I be Christian and materialistic?

“When it comes down to it, I know that the promises of the mall are false, because I’ve been given another set of promises: God’s promises.

The mall tells me new clothes can make me more attractive, more acceptable to others…

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‘Be a good Christian’ – why can’t I just be a good person?

They say be a good Christian…. why can’t I just be a good person?

Is that not good enough for god? Why can’t my good morals be god enough?

What is a Christian?

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Ever asked yourself; ‘what is my purpose?’

We spoke in our meeting on Friday 6th May about Purpose, which can be defined as:

– the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.
or
– a person’s sense of resolve or determination.
Purpose is such a broad term which led to very different and personal experiences based on how each of us look at our purposes in life.

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Do Christians over-spiritualise things?

WHAT IS OVER-SPIRITUALISING?

Simply put, the act of ‘over’-spiritualising is the placing a greater spiritual significance on something than you should.

Supernatural is something that can’t often be explained. For example, having such a powerful dream too difficult to put into words. Only the dreams and things that we have experienced can only truly be explained through our own words.

One person in the meeting spoke about a real life experience, on the way to school:

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“I was running for my train and had to sprint down 2 sets of stairs and rather than missing one step, I missed about 12! I landed perfectly on my two feet at the bottom of the stairs and caught my train. The feeling of jumping and missing all of those steps can only be explained as spiritual.”

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