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, 13 August 2011

John 10

“And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.” (verse 16)

Jesus has His people all over the world – even in the unreached people groups. They are His sheep, and He will gather them, for when they hear His voice they will come to Him and join His flock.

As His hands and feet it is our job, our commission, to go into all the areas of the world and proclaim Christ. They cannot respond to His voice until they hear Him through the words of a preacher or evangelist. And until the church sends its people out they will not have this opportunity.

The fulfilment of the Great Commission is within our reach. We have the technology to go anywhere in the world, usually quite quickly – within days! In the past such trips would take months or even years! What we lack now is the will. We need to humble ourselves and pray that we would be submitted to God’s will – that we would be willing to sacrifice in order that the Great Commission would be fulfilled.

LORD, transform us that we might be used of You for this purpose!

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