Introduction Throughout the history of the Christian movement the approach to Tithing (one tenth) has been far from unanimous, demonstrating many diverse views (see below). To find clarity on this contended and sensitive issue we must go back to some foundational theological and interpretative principles to discover, with some measure of accuracy, what the Bible … [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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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 … [Read more...]
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...]