Architects & Builders

 

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) 
 
  • Genesis 11:1-9           
 
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
  •  Acts 2:1-12
 
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
  
  • Revelation 7:9-17
 
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)
 
  • Revelation 21:2-4 & 14
 

Maybe Abraham knew where he was going after all.