Saturday, February 7, 2009


a Biblical thought...
"May the LORD, the God of the spirits of all mankind, appoint a man over this community to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the LORD's people will not be like sheep without a shepherd." (Numbers 27:16-17)

a Book thought...
Not coming to a clear understanding of what you have been called to do leaves you vulnerable to competing agendas and imposing peronalities in your ministry world. (p106)
a Dave thought... Alan Hirsch — ReJesus
Reformation is not the critical process, but refounding is. We don’t need to reform church, but we need to find and practice the way of the Founder.

Rebooting is a recalibrating process. This is just what needs to be done within the church, i.e., reboot the church. But we are in uncharted territory, because the model that has been our guide for 17 century’s, although good and effective in its day, will not work in our post-Christendom culture.

ReJesus — Getting back to Jesus. Taking us back to our founder. There is nothing more important to the church than rediscovering Him. It is Christology that will rejuvenate and recalibrate the church.

Jesus defines our understanding of God. It is not just that Christ is God-like, but that God is Christ-like.
Jesus set the model for discipleship. The gospels need to be our primary text for studying about Jesus and how he worked.
Jesus must be the center of church. How is it that people can say they love Jesus and not the church? It is because the church doesn’t reflect Jesus and his values.
Jesus must set our mission. What is it that we need to do to be like Jesus? We need to discover Jesus and not holiness. If we are going to reflect Jesus we should take up his values and our mission should reflect those values.
Jesus sets the agenda and model of ministry.

Just a thought.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If we discover Jesus we also discover holiness. He is holy and if we live like Him we too are holy. Scripture tells us "Be ye holy". We are not like Jesus if we are not holy and therefore we will not be able to carry out his mission.