October 04, 2006

Covenant, Agape, and the way ahead

Covenant

I have recently made a lifetime committment to my Church. Its called a Covenant, a solemn and binding promise to be faithful to my church.

Why a lifetime promise though?

If you want to build and grow a church you need a reliable foundation on which to build it. A church is its people, so to build a church of people you need a solid foundation of people to build it on. This is partly achieved by promising to be there in the future, not just tomorrow, next week or even til next year but for life. This committment carries with it a value similar to that of a marriage (without the all too common following divorce), it allows the people who have made that committent to make future plans with greater confidence and greater vision.

Agape

Agapemeal

This is an evening where the core of the household meet, its a great time for ministering to and supporting the needs of each other. A time for seeking God collectively, to learn more about what God has planned for us and what he wants us to do. At my household ‘White Stone’ we are embarking on a very exciting stage of church growth. We have grown, to the point where we are looking to break into becoming 2 households.

The way ahead

Last night one of the elders within our church encouraged us to look ahead. More specifically he asked us to see what we can do personally to help make “Disciplers”. It states in Scripture

19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Matthew 28:19

It clearly says ‘make disciples’ however at the very moment that Jesus gave this order (and it was an order not a request which is why I have put the word ‘go’ in bold) he made himself a ‘Discipler’, he empowered his men.

Our message from God is to do the same


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  1. Sup

    What a post! Excellent stuff. Put beautifully. What a Privilege to be part of such an awesome vision.

    Like the look of the Agape meal, too. Who’s Agape did you say you went to? lol

    11 Oct 2006, 12:37

  2. He He, I was using artistic licence. I also dont own a camera to take a picture of our covenant meals. I can assure anyone reading this that our sisters do us proud with the meals they prepare.

    11 Oct 2006, 13:21


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