Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Drifting away

One cool thing and one thought provoking thing i've just read:

'[the Old Testament] even contains the promise of a new covenant (Jeremiah 31) that would supercede the old one. Not in it's aims or provisions, but in its effects.' (The Revelation of God, Peter Jensen P78 italics mine)

Also, i was reading in last months NewFrontiers magazine about a recent plant in Accra, Ghana, and thinking how much i'd love to be there, church-planting, walking along those dusty roads.
Then, from 2 Corinthians i read Paul's take on Church planting, which involved:

danger from rivers
danger from robbers
danger from my own people
danger from Gentiles
danger in the city
danger in the wilderness
danger at sea
danger from false brothers
toil and hardship
often going without food
being cold and exposed
the daily prssure of anxiety for all my churches.

Thank God for Jesus Christ, the all surpassing gain!

3 comments:

-bb- said...

yeah...

church planting, what an incredible adventure, incredible challenge.

Timmy C said...

with you on that bec, such an incredible and rewarding challenge. Praise God that our overriding gain is in Jesus, and that can never be taken away from us, no matter the hardship :D

Big Ear Creations said...

I actually worked with church planter's in Ghana for 7 months a couple of years ago! It's an amazing country with amazing, friendly people. And talk about "fields white for harvest". Churches are everywhere! And they are see fruit.

Missionaries chit chat about how many people are raised from the dead like we get together and talk about "what was the sound like at church". Really put me to shame! We've cultured out the real live God sometimes. But now it's gotta happen in Canada... and England... and America... and Germany...Go Ghana!