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.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

1 Corinthians 12

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it (verse 27)

All of us together are the body of Christ. Yet how little we act like it – how little most members do to actually advance His kingdom. It is as though a hand wants to go forward, but the rest of the body can’t be bothered, so it just stays home… preventing even the willing hand from moving.

I cannot make the rest of the body move. But as a member, I can do the small parts I can, encouraging still other to move forwards.

I also need to spend more time in prayer for the church. God will convict others – even those I have no influence over, even those I will never meet this side of heaven – if I spend time labouring in prayer for them.

But am I perhaps holding others back from completing their work for Christ. Do I subtly discourage me friends from chasing after Him with all their hearts? How can I change to be more encouraging of the works that Christ wants to do in their lives? It is something to ponder.

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