od wants us to do everything we do with purpose.
We are living in a busy city where community and Christian fellowship are grossly undervalued. What motivates us? What characterises us? What are the absolute truths we would die for?
Our highest priority is to seek the Lord, find Him and experience intimacy and communication with Him. All begins and ends with the One who in Revelations 1:8 is called, “The Alpha and Omega.” Is Jesus the reason for your living? Everything else flows from this.
The centrality of the cross must never be lost. Jesus became the greatest victim to become the greatest victor. It is not our own self effort or hard work that should keep us going, but Jesus and Him alone. “You are not your own; you were bought at a price, therefore honour God with your bodies.” (I Cor 6:20)
As long as we look to Him, day by day we will experience more of His presence and we will know the enabling of the Lion and the Lamb.
He said to His disciples: “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.” (John 15:19)
You are not your own; you were bought at a price, therefore honour God with your bodies. (I Cor 6:20)
One of our core values as a church is, Kingdom above culture. That means our own culture does not take pre-eminence over His Kingdom. This Kingdom culture needs to permeate our circles of influence, in business, schools, suburbs, and touching the poor, the people we meet in everyday life.
Real Christianity is a call to join God in His mission to exchange selfish ways of thinking and behaviour and having His mind. We need to be a community of believers that are there for each other all over the city, seeking the peace of our city, Windhoek, by praying for practical ways to be the salt and light He has called us to be.
We need to be a place of safety which stems from being part of a family of believers, where we can help one another to see our own spiritual blind spots and serve in our own and the wider community in love.
When Jesus spoke to Peter and reaffirmed Peter’s call, He asked him three times, “Peter, do you love me?” He was called to prove it by the way he cared for others. Jesus still issues the same challenge to us today.