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.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Our Kingdom

We have a kingdom, but we need to claim it. As psalm 2 states, all we need to do is ask and He will give us the nations as our inheritance. We just have to ask. John Knox, as a galley slave, asked of God the nation of Scotland. He obtained it, and was instrumental in not only bringing many in that nation to Christ, but also set about declaring the rule of Christ over that nation, giving the theological basis for declaring Christ alone as head of all things (especially His church), and created a nation that would have the highest per capita quota of overseas missionaries out of all nations. (Not sure how the measure that, but it’s an interesting factoid nonetheless.)

What might we do if we asked it of God?

Jesus has given us a work that we can only complete in His power. But it is a great work, a wonderful work, to establish His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. He has assigned His kingdom and his kingdom work to each of us. And if a galley slave can so transform a nation as John Know did Scotland, what could we do, with our freedom, our technology, our money? We have the same God as Know, and the same commission (though different in its sphere as God has chosen for each of us).

Let us ask of God for the nations!

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