Our Christian Humanity is: anchored to Jesus Christ the
ultimate reality. Which gives
us markers that help locate our salvation. It is located in our shared salvation as well as our common humanity. Expressed by being God’s instrument
supernaturally capacitated to
reach our generation with His
love. Christianity as a way of life is counter-cultural in at least four
major areas: attitude, motives, priorities and values. Yet, our Sovereign Lord has entrusted us with the noblest mission to reach and win the world with His love. We have been made victorious: when we got born-again. When we decided to take the word seriously. The best and most fulfilling life is that of love and obedience. "When the cause is big enough the cost is irrelevant” - Dr. Ramesh Richard. And lastly when we chose to walk by faith rather than by sight. Faith in God gives us capacity to overcome the world.
Scripture alone, is one of the five solas (landmarks) of our Christianity. Scripture is the ultimate truth and authority. It should be flawless, not mixed with anyone's ideas. The word has to be preached in and out of season for three purposes: correct, rebuke and encourage. We need to hold on to the word, attack and not only wait to defend. As attack is the best defense (2 Timothy 4: 3-4 & Matthew 22:41-46).
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
In order for us to engage in warfare we must have the appropriate weapons. The holy spirit is the weapon of our warfare. Jesus functioned in the framework of the holy spirit. How do we engage in warfare? 1) Dwell in the scriptures. The word of God is the wisdom that we need to navigate through the meanders of life. 2) Prayer. There are many outlets of power: through our Lips, Service, Money and Prayer. But prayer knows no limits and it works in the natural and supernatural. 3) Total surrender to the Holy Spirit. Our responsibility as a church is: Consecration - to be set apart as instruments in God’s hands. To commit to the cause - to bring one more to Jesus, to push more boundaries and to offend and defend.
Landmarks bring meaning and expression to our Christian Humanity. Landmarks should never be equated to boundaries. Boundaries can be moved for the glory to God. 1) We are God’s instruments in this present age. We must be usable instruments - be global citizens and thinkers that are able to move boundaries. For life to be renewed, God needs man for it to happen. 2) We must reach this World with the Word. The only seed that brings the life of God is the Word. It is when the Word comes into contact with the world the world changes. 3) We need to be supernaturally capacitated. In order for us to successfully study the culture and context of where we live.
Sun, Jun 04, 2017
Our Christian humanity is Anchored in Jesus Christ because he is: The ultimate reality, The only God-Man
& The real source of inspiration. Our Christian humanity is Located in: Our shared Salvation & Our common humanity. Our Christian humanity must maintain critical landmarks in order to give it meaning and expression. Five markers of location: Scripture alone, Faith alone, Grace alone, Christ alone & Glory of God alone. Disturbances of location:
Agnosticism, Rationalism, Formalism & Humanism. Landmarks unlike boundaries should never be moved. Our Christian humanity must never turn these wonderful landmarks into boundaries.
Sun, May 28, 2017
Christian life is never by convenience but always by commitment. Drifting away is a real danger to anyone who will not commit to anchor his life on something solid - primarily the consequence of ignorance and neglect. One then becomes an easy prey to the winds and the waves caused by our biggest foes; the world, the flesh, and the devil. Our salvation was secured by a great Saviour at a great cost from a great penalty. Our Christian Humanity: 1. Finds its root in the fact that our Lord Jesus is the ultimate reality 2. Finds its meaning in the fact that our Lord Jesus is fully God and fully man 3. Finds its expression in the fact that our Lord Jesus is the perfect example and inspiration
Jesus had specific characteristics that helped him to do good. He had perfect piety, high perception and the Spirit of counsel. We can do good through the proclamation of the word of God and through the giving of our time, talent, treasure and prayers.
Ezekiel stood before an impossible situation and God asked him what he was seeing. God wants to hear your perspective to the situation you are facing. God works with Man to resolve impossible situations. The solution to your problems is right inside of you. Prophecy what God impresses on your heart. Never look at an impossible situation and declare negative words. When you speak God’s Word into situations, He is behind it to fulfill it. Every situation, no matter how impossible it seems, it is under the power and authority of the Word of God.
Real christian faith must find expression in real life. The challenge of the Christian faith is to show zeal for the Christian mandate. It's only when God anoints you that you will live supernaturally. How do you honor the Gospel? By becoming the gospel and good news. The surest ground for our success lies in the enabling power of the Holy Spirit which allows us to be ENERGIZED, STABILIZED and OVERFLOWING
Every one of us has a specific calling and is anointed to serve. The anointing is not there to sit on. Do not let low self confidence to prevent you from expressing the anointing. We are not called to do the same thing. God has called us to serve using the anointing that He has bestowed upon us - everyone playing their role to the glory of God. Everyone's contribution is valuable in the eyes of God