The Current Realignment of the Church But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, 'Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.' Acts 18:6 Hearing the voice of God I was in the national capital attending a roundtable conference of leaders committed to transformational city-reaching. Sitting at … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores the nature of the ecclesia (church) as a Covenant Community.
Because the triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – are within themselves a covenantal community, and because we are made in his image, the ground for all human community is found in him—we are hardwired for it. Significantly, the Godhead is a relational unity-in-diversity. This demands a re-formation from institutional to relational and denominational to apostolical paradigms of church—a return to ‘apostolic architecture’.
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The Saul-David Transition Part 8/8 But he removed Saul and made David their king ... Acts 13:22 Strategy & timing The Saul-David transition represents the transition from an old order to the new from human government to God's. There has been a system of human control over the church, rooted originally in Babel, entering the church in the second, third, and fourth … [Read more...]
The Saul-David Transition Part 7/8 But he removed Saul and made David their king ... Acts 13:22 Principle-shift For those sensitive to the Holy Spirit there is a principle-shift. A principle may be defined as the basic way in which something works. How we live the Christian life is changing. There is a fundamental shift occurring from the cognitive to the intuitive, or in … [Read more...]
The Saul-David Transition Part 5/8 But he removed Saul and made David their king ... Acts 13:22 Leader-shift There is a leader-shift occurring in the church. If David is the proto-typical man of God's government, Saul is the proto-typical man of human government. Just as Israel opted for Saul, rejecting Samuel the man of the Spirit, the church likewise rejected their men … [Read more...]
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...]