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van Afrika? Hoe lyk Sy wil in verskillende omstandighede?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ministries and IRM share joint intention (Vision)


After a good Bible study on the passage in the Joint intention 1 Cor 3: 5-6 and 12-18 the table was well prepared for the rethinking of this intention. We took some of the words in the intention and discussed their meaning. The following was said:

Based on the Bible

Our lives must be in line with the Kingdom of God not with individuals.
The Bible should be the base of everything we do.
We need to treat one another based on Biblical truth. We also have to do this in our discussions together.
We are part of God’s story and we need to reconcile relationships that were destroyed by sin.
We need to be the image of God and that means to be servants. The way we want to treat one another also in these discussions

Growing Church

This growth is Spiritual and also in numbers
Change is part of this growing process.
This change should be visible as you move from one point to another.
Sacrifice and dying in yourself is part of this process. The old person must die.
This is a continuing process and does not happen automatically.
A plant need food and water to grow.

How

We need to be ready to learn.
Understand that our position is not where we wants to be.
Need to be ready to die.
We need to celebrate each movement in growth.
This is all done in dependency on God.
We must plan to grow and we need to sow the seed.
Growth brings happiness.  

Discipling

First we discussed the duplication of ourselves as Christians. In this process we have many weaknesses, so we need to duplicate Christ in us.
We disciple others while we ourselves are in a process of being discipled.
The objective is to be like Christ.
Discipleship is intentional
It is walking with one another.
It is sharing Christ with one another.
The discipling process starts with one person that is duplicated and the three are then again being duplicated. Multiply this way through communities.
To give away yourself (Sacrifice) is part of the discipling process.