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.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

John 21

Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!” (verse 32)

Peter has just been told that eventually he will be crucifies for the Lord’s sake. I can’t imagine he’s thrilled with the news. In fact, he asks what is going to happen to the apostle John, probably wanting to know that he isn’t alone amongst the apostles in getting a pretty terrible death.

Jesus’s reply is not to worry about what would happen to John. It wasn’t Peter’s business. It wasn’t even John’s business! It was Jesus’s business. All Peter needed to do was concentrate on following Jesus for each step of his life.

Most of us get caught up in what other people are doing. Sometimes we’re concerned for them; other times we just want to make sure we’re not getting the worst deal, or that we aren’t the worst Christian, etc. But the fact is, other people are not our business. And if we’re looking at htem we aren’t looking at Him, the author and perfector of our faith.

I need to concentrate on following Him for myself, doing all He wants me to do, and not bother with what other people are doing, whether good or bad. They are not my business. My business is to follow Him, my saviour and my God.

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