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, 21 September 2011

Acts 22

For you will be a witness for Him to everyone of what you have seen and heard. (verse 15)

God has orchestrated every detail of our lives, preparing us to be witnesses to His glory. Things we would far rather never to have happened turn out to be instrumental in His plan to glorify His name amongst the nations.

How terribly comforting this is! Paul’s previous persecution of the church served to demonstrate the human impossibility of his conversion. While he knew that his were immeasurably great, he did not despair, but instead used them to point to the incredible mercies of our Saviour.

This is the attitude that I need to have. I am a sinner – such a sinner! But what Jesus saved me from is my testimony. It is what God uses to have me witness about Him to the ends of the world. And while there are so many aspects of my past life, especially before I became a Christian, that give me pain, God takes each one and transforms it for His glory. What an incredibly gracious God we serve!

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