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!
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