Friday, March 27, 2009

Abortion adverts to be allowed on tv: Molech strikes again

I am speechless! (But if we don't speak up for innocent babies then who will?)

"He desecrated Topheth, which was in the valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to sacrifice his son or daughter in the fire to Molech." (2 Kings 23: 10)

Thursday, March 5, 2009

A Church that is not living outwardly is dying inwardly! (and a set of precious stones)

There are churches out there that have no intention of offering salvation to the lost. Many are very inward looking, with an "It's all about us" attitude - "they can come and join us if they want." A church that is not living OUTWARDLY is DYING INWARDLY!

Church was never meant to be like this -in Acts it was all about the church moving outwards (being sent). God is indeed a sending God - not a 'let's hang around and see what happens' type of God.

God sends his Son, Jesus send us and sends the Holy Spirit to motivate us to GO.
Our first motivation for mission is of course Jesus command to "GO and make disciples of all nations."

It is because Jesus is Lord that we say "Yes ... Here I am ... send me" and in fact we should need no other motivation than this.

For me though I have a picture in my mind when I am doing mission and sharing God's grace and means of salvation. It looks something like this:

Beautiful isn't it?

The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third chalcedony, the fourth emerald, the fifth sardonyx, the sixth carnelian, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth chrysoprase, the eleventh jacinth, the twelfth amethyst. (Revelation 21:19,20)

You see, when we are doing mission I believe we are helping to build the very foundations of the new Jerusalem itself!

But our greatest motivation to do mission will always be what Jesus has done for me!

Because the sinless Saviour died
My sinful soul is counted free
for God, the just, is satisfied
to look on Him and pardon me

Behold Him there the risen lamb
My perfect, spotless, Righteousness
the great unchangeable I AM
The King of Glory and of Grace

One with himself I can not die
My soul is purchased by his blood
My life is hid with Christ on high
With Christ, my Saviour and my God.
(Charitie Lees Bancroft)

There will never be any greater motivation for church to get involved in mission than this!

If you believe Jesus died for your Sins, why not share this good news with someone else today?