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, 8 August 2011

Luke 21

“This will be your opportunity to bear witness.” (verse 13)

As a young believer, I was terrified about being ridiculed or even worse for my faith. I used to imagine being arrested and being beaten, and it scared me terribly. I consoled myself, not with the fact that Christ would be with me in any trial, but that such things were unlikely to happen in Australia.

Now, as a (slightly) more mature believer, I am preparing to go to a country were such things are far more likely, where children are abducted daily, where there are multitudes of orphans and many, many adults struggling with the effects of AIDS. It is a country where several people (including Christians) have expressed concern for my safety (even for short visits).

And that will be a country where the light of Christ shall shine brightly! It will be my opportunity to witness to those around me – in Australia as well as Uganda – that Christ is Lord, and that He is good, and is with us, even in the midst of trials and tribulation.

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