Mission Statement

In classical sacrifices, the people get the good bits, and the gods get the refuse, the bits that would get thrown out otherwise.

Not our God. Leviticus (particularly Leviticus 3) describes the sacrifices that our LORD demanded from His people of Israel. God gets the kidneys, the tail, and all the fat. He gets the prime steak, He gets the best.

Today we do not literally give sacrifices of animals. For us the ultimate sacrifice has been made through our Lord, Christ Jesus. But should always be our ambition to do the same thing - to offer God the best of what we have, to offer Him the fat, and not the smoke and bones.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Thoughts From my Quiet Time

"...let the one who has my word speak it faithfully..." (from Jeremiah 23:28)

It is so important that our conversations about God are based on God's Word. So often we can use our own human arguments and reasons as to why God is real. We rely on our testimonies, on our stories, on our experiences. And while they are important examples, they cannot take the place of the Word of God when speaking to others (especially non-Christians).

For this to happen we need to actually HAVE the Word. So few Christians in the West have a knowledge of the Scriptures. I remember being horrified when I once read that the average Western Christian has memorised 7 verses. How can we explain the faith if all we know is John 3:16 and Jeremiah 29:11? (I'm not dissing those verses - they are some of the first ones I memorised; I'm just saying that there is a whole lot more in the Bible than just those.)

Recently my reading and memorising of Scripture has fallen off. I so often get distracted by worldly concerns. Yet there is nothing more important than my relationship with God, which must be founded on a true knowledge of Him and His Word.

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