Making Much Of Jesus

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Over the last term, at Kingsgate Community Church, I spoke about three glorious world altering cultures found in the benediction  in 2 Corinthians 13:14:

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

These cultures are:

  • A community of people who express the extravigant and life transforming nature of grace
  • A people who are secure in their identity as children loved by God
  • A people who prize fellowship with the Holy Spirit

 

However right at the heart of this whole idea is that every church community on planet earth have been called to one all encompassing mission: to make much of Jesus

The following is a great quote from John Piper to help understand what it means to live a life that centres around this idea of making much of Jesus. Just to warn you this is a prickly quote:

“The critical question for our generation—and for every generation—
is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the
friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and
all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties
you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no
human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with
heaven, if Christ were not there? ”

 

 

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