Formation? What's that and why is Common Grace into it? Good question!
As you probably know, we describe Common Grace as ‘a movement of Christians who are passionate about Jesus and justice.' For us, ‘Jesus and justice’ aren’t just a couple of words that start with the same letter and work well as a catchy phrase. Like many of you, we’ve seen how social justice can often become divorced from the Lord of justice and peace. Yet we believe that real change takes place in community, when individuals submit their lives to Jesus’ lordship and, empowered by his Spirit, begin to live in obedience to him.
In fact, we believe that Jesus’ justice on earth is embodied by his people as we learn to follow Jesus’s ways... so a central part of Common Grace is helping us all to love Jesus more dearly and follow him more nearly in the hope that we will be more like him.
The pages below are different ways we've tried to encourage Christians around Australia to engage with Jesus - hearing his words in the scriptures, invitations to pray, reflections by Christian leaders - all in the hope that we drawer closer to Jesus and are sent into his world in beauty, generosity and justice.
Lent Teaching Series
Each year during Lent we publish a video series on the teachings of Jesus, bringing together prominent Christian leaders to teach alongside each other and draw us into this season of anticipation, reflection and humility.
Rediscover the subversive stories of Jesus that turned our world upside down in this teaching series from Common Grace and Bible Society Australia.
Rediscover Jesus' words about life in the Kingdom of God in this teaching series from Common Grace and Bible Society Australia.
Join us as we contemplate what it means to follow Jesus' example of extravagant love by obeying his instruction to "Love Thy Neighbour" in our 21st century world.
Common Grace & the Bible Society are calling on Australian Christians from across the church to PRAY the Lord’s Prayer daily in the season of Lent in the lead up to Easter.