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.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Plundering the Baggage

It's interesting how many battles and wars have been lost through being negligent. I think some of the most interesting but tragic examples are those where one side wins, and then they get distracted by the loot of war. So distracted, they don't even notice the routed opposition re-grouping and attacking - until it is too late.

We can be very like that.

Christians can all get on board with an issue, major or minor, and then fight until that issue (or part of it) is resolved. The thing is, we win a small battle, and we get so intoxicated with the victory that we ignore the rest until suddenly we are facing an enemy that we thought was long gone. It isn't as though issues like abortion, purity, same-s*x marriage, etc, are new and have never been issues before. THEY HAVE, and often several times through history. But we think that the issue has been faced, the battle has been won, and we can pat ourselves on the back and rest on our laurels for a bit.


We have a responsibility to make disciples (not "converts") of all the nations. (Matthew 28:119-20) To do our own small part in filling the earth with the knowledge of the LORD. (Habakkuk 2:14) To look after widows and orphans in their distress. (James 1:27) To glorify the LORD in everything we do.

Until that is done, we should not consider the battle over.

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