Preamble: This tentative statement is merely the expression of one ministry and viewpoint. It is presented as a resource paper for discussion trusting it may assist in the quest for the “city whose builder and maker is God”. It cannot pretend to be definitive, particularly in view of our own limitations, and the fact that the reformation, revival, and restoration of the church … [Read more...]
To discover God’s design for his church this teaching stream will examine Apostolic Architecture.
Paul was God’s chosen instrument to lay the apostolic foundation for God’s earth purpose, universally—for all times and all places. He was thus the proto-typical apostle. Consequently, we must recover Pauline theology and practice – Paul’s architecture – if we are to lay the foundation of Christ and thereby prove to be instrumental in global transformation.
Do you not discern and understand that you (the whole church at Corinth) are God's temple ... ? 1 Corinthians 3:16 AMP God's purpose has always been to dwell with men. From the beginning of time to its culmination – from Eden to the New Jerusalem – this has been his singular desire. In the Garden, it was God's habit to come down and commune with the first human community, … [Read more...]
"In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers ... " Acts 13:1 Prophets and teachers It would appear prophets and teachers prepare the way for the release of apostles. Through prophetic teaching and declaration a shift occurs in the spirit realm that releases new or higher levels of the apostolic. This kind of teaching is not just the transfer of information. … [Read more...]
… the Holy Spirit said, `Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work ... Acts 13:2 God is restoring a new level of the 'apostolic' to his church. But for this to occur we must cut through the extraneous and get to the foundational. In an age of communication and information overload we are desperately in need of distinguishing between the primary and the peripheral. And … [Read more...]