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.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

On Dominion

"Clear it, and its furthest limits will be yours..." (from Joshua 17:18)

The Christian life is one where we need to take dominion. We need to set to work by the power of the Holy Spirit, and to gain great things for Christ.

yet just as the people of Joseph complained, we complain. We want to enjoy the fruits of dominion taken by others, but we don't want to make the sacrifices necessary to gain dominion for ourselves or our descendants.

The truth is, we can do it! We can make a difference; we can begin to transform the world for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ! We can take dominion of every sphere of life, and have it submit to the authority of Christ.

But we have to be willing to do the work. We have to be willing to spend time in prayuer, in meditation on the Word, in memorising. And most of all, we need to be willing to put things into practice - to actually go out there and take dominion of all that Christ has given us.

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