built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. Ephesians 2:20–21 ESV Preamble During the last half of the twentieth century, across various evangelical and charismatic streams of the global church, there has been an increased awareness … [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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You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times (kairos). Matthew 16:3 You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favour to her; the appointed time has come. Psalm 102:13 Not all moments of history are equal. Some are hinges on which a quantum increase of the kingdom swings. We are currently … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]