The Saul-David Transition Part 5/8 But he removed Saul and made David their king ... Acts 13:22 Structure-shift God is not only messing with our main-game – the purpose-shift – but also with our structures! There is a structure-shift underway, re-shaping the contemporary church. He is replacing the old order of Moses' tabernacle with the new — he is restoring David's … [Read more...]
This teaching stream will explore the New Reformation.
While the Reformation of the 1500s was a watershed of gargantuan proportions, reshaping the religious and geo-political landscape of Europe and indeed the world to this day, nonetheless, it was only the beginning—reformation is still in process. In the light of Scripture, issues of authority and leadership, and especially sectarianism and division, remain unresolved. This calls for a more fundamental reformation at a moral and spiritual level across the whole church.
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The Saul-David Transition Part 4/8 But he removed Saul and made David their king ... Acts 13:22 Purpose-shift For those who respond to the Spirit of God, there is a purpose-shift occurring—a shift from gift to agape. Samuel's response to Saul's disobedience, "To obey [agape] is better than sacrifice [gift]", is instructive (1 Sam 15:22). Saul, like the contemporary … [Read more...]
The Saul-David Transition Part 3/8 But he removed Saul and made David their king ... Acts 13:22 Heart-shift There is currently a heart-shift occurring. Saul’s ‘heart condition’ was why God replaced him with David: And when He had removed him, He raised up David to them to be their king; to whom He also witnessed and said, I have found David the son of Jesse to be a man … [Read more...]
The Saul-David Transition Part 2/8 But he removed Saul and made David their king ... Acts 13:22 Paradigm-shift There is currently a paradigm-shift in how we view ‘church’. God is ‘fussing’ with our ecclesiology—our concepts of the church, the ecclesia. We have viewed the church through our particular theological or denominational lens, unwittingly investing the … [Read more...]
The Saul-David Transition Part 1/8 But he removed Saul and made David their king ... Acts 13:22. The transition from Saul to David typically foreshadows a shift currently occurring in the church. As I write in 2005, many across the Western church, including market researchers such as George Barna, are now recognising on empirical grounds (through measuring trends) that a … [Read more...]