Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Throughout our seasons, if we have chosen to follow Christ Jesus, we will experience a "call" or time in at least one area of the Church's "five fold ministry", the simple, organic nature of the Body of Christ in the world.
If our churches are obedient, they will be training and sending us as God empowers us in these ways.
A - apostle; sent ones wherever God has us (the heart or meat of disciple making).
P - prophets; simply sharing God's Word as guided by the Spirit (often "in trouble" with the "religious")
E - evangelists; passionate proclaimers of the Gospel (in word and deed)
S - shepherds; most often the pastors of churches as Christ leads them, but others too imitating the Good Shepherd (anam cara, caring, relational)
T - teachers; expositors of the Word (also often our pastors, but all should teach, as Frank Laubach said "each one teach one".)
In our "second halves" we may find ourselves in all those roles at once, only by the Grace and strength of God.


In the first half of life we cannot understand it. In the second half we will find wisdom in, and even be able to embrace pain and suffering in light of the greater things of eternity. }:-

ODB this Dec. 1 and my thoughts away from Facebook


My own thoughts (away from Facebook) on Jesus's teachings throughout Mathew's gospel:

Jesus & Mohammed - the difference is that of Light vs darkness.

"What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs.  Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."  Matthew 10:27-31 New International Version - UK (NIVUK)

Go - sent - apostolic migration:  Make no mistake, if your church is not training and sending out disciple makers, it is not Jesus's Church, or at most a poor example.

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