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.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Acts 13

For so the Lord has commanded us, saying “I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” (verse 47)

We are saved, but we are saved unto a purpose. That purpose is to be a light for all, especially those who have not heard the Good News of the Gospel. God had made us for that purpose. He has commanded us.

And yet how few Christians are light! How few of us (myself included!) demonstrate God’s love, God’s holiness, God’s glory, where we are, where most have heard the Gospel, even if they have not accepted it. Instead we cover our light, trying to make ourselves as much like the darkness as possible. We end up looking just like the world. And then the world will never come, not if they are relying on our witness. (Thank God that the Holy Spirit draws many in spite of us!)

We are such a witness at home, and no witness abroad. We not only cover our light, but we refuse to carry God’s salvation to the ends of the earth, even though that is God’s command. We need to snap out of it. I need to snap out of it, and get going with God’s plan of being a light unto the world.

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