Friday, June 19, 2009

Changing the World (3) - Locality by Locality

The Holy Spirit also works household by household. When Jesus commissioned his disciples, he sent them to a particular place, and urged them to focus on one household.

When you enter a house…. Stay in that house ... Do not move around from house to house (Luke 10:6,7).
The good news will spread from one household to the next.
When a group of Christians are established in a particular locality their effectiveness will be multiplied. They will form a community where the Kingdom God can be manifested.
  • The stronger will encourage the weak
  • The gifts of the Spirit will flow.
  • Tens and Hundreds will form
  • Justice will be administered
  • Welfare will be provided
  • People will be protected.
  • A different lifestyle will be demonstrated
  • The glory of God will be revealed.
The Kingdom of God will advance locality by locality.
The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough (Matt 13:33).
Each new locality will be a beachhead from which the Kingdom of God can be slowly expanded out into another neighbourhood.

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