BIBLICAL IMAGES OF MINISTRY
Architects & Builders
A (Virtual) New Start
- 1 Corinthians 3:9-11 & 16
- Ephesians 2:20-22
- 1 Peter 2:4-5
“A church in process of re-creating and redefining itself.”
Based on the foundation of God’s purpose in Jesus Christ, and built according to the apostolic “specs” in Scripture, it remains in a constant state of re-formation.
Community-Building Requires Bridge-Building
- Ephesians 2:14-16
- Philippians 1:5 & 7
God gives power to create community from even the most disparate elements.
So, Where Have You Been the Past 4000+ Years . . . And Where Are You Going?
The Curse of Babel (The Tower of Man)
Sinful pride can aspire to great heights and even accomplish great things. But it also always is a destroyer of relationships and communities.
The Call of Abraham (The City of God)
- Genesis 12:1-3,
- Hebrews 11:10, 14-16
When God called Abraham he went in faith, even though he didn’t know where he was going.
The Hinge of History (Jesus)
- John 10:14-16
- Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus opens the door for people from all nations to become people of God.
The Promise of Pentecost
The curse of Babel is being slowly unwound.
- Ephesians 2:12-13 & 19
- 1 Peter 2:9-10
We go from being left out to being welcomed in.
The Hope of Heaven
Get ready. People from every ethnic group, culture, population, and language will all be gathered in Christ as the people of God.
The City of God (Part II – The Fulfillment)
Maybe Abraham knew where he was going after all.