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, 29 May 2012

Matthew 24

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming (verse 42)

The church is obsessed with the end times, trying to work out exactly when they will be, exactly what will happen. But that isn’t what is required of us. Staying faithful is.

The end of days will come “like a thief in the night”. Most will not be expecting Him. Most will be idling away their lives in frivolous pursuits of the temporal. And unfortunately, much of the professing church is amongst that group.

I do not want to be. I want to be awake and serving my Lord when He comes. I want to be proclaiming the gospel – and more than that, I want to be living it.

I have so much progress to make with my life, so much more that I want to do for the Lord, so many sins to overcome, so much work to do. With His help I will do it! I will be ready for the return of my Lord!

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