This weekend we end one year and bring in the next. As always, we are thankful for what God has done in the past, and expectant for what He will choose to do in the future. But regardless of what the circumstances of our lives may bring some things never change. Our Lord Christ has called us to be His church. He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of Jesus Christ His son. But He doesn’t expect us to sit comfortably in the confines of the Kingdom and watch as others remain broken and desperate in the darkness. Rather, He has outfitted us with the armor of the Spirit and commissioned us to go back into the dark world as agents of light and transformation. The mission by which He rescued us has now become the mission of our lives. The only question is: Will we take up the challenge?
Fundamental to our success in the mission of Christ is an understanding of what sort of people, and what sort of church we are to be. This weekend we take up this su