One True Foundation

“You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” (Mt. 16:16-19)

“Peter” – means pebble or “little rock”!

To keep the focus of ministry on Christ, breakthrough and Kingdom life… means we must awaken the “pebble” inside. We need to get to the real essence of the Church, the rock of revelation. We need to see beyond the barriers of tradition and theology and look at God’s intent. Jesus is our Rock and you and I are pebbles, the little rocks, designed to fit within the fabric of God’s original intent for His Church. (1 Tim. 3:15)(Eph. 3:10-11)

Your ministry as a Church Leader is to please God and follow the intent of His heart! Find out what pleases Him (Eph. 5:10) and do those things. You will find no platform for all the bells and whistles. Rather, you will be the Church! You will be the ones that help followers of Jesus Christ function within the simple revelation that “Jesus, is the Christ the Son of the Living God” (Mt. 16:18). There is but One True Foundation. He is the “rock” you can build on!

God’s Purpose: To Love God & Love People (Mt. 22:37-40)
… to obey Christ who identified love as the greatest commandment!

God’s Design: To Release Body Life (Eph. 4:16)
… to be Christ-like to one another in community!

God’s Mission: To Pursue the Great Commission (Mt. 28:18-20)
… to make Christ-followers, disciples of all nations!

God’s Heart: To Walk in Passion & Holiness (1 Pet. 1:15-16)
… to model Christ-like Character in every way!

God’s Power: To be Clothed in His Glory (Acts 1:8)
… to daily live in fellowship with the Holy Spirit!

When you lead with these objectives, you will be breaking through with the love of Christ. The greatest contribution you have to give to people is the revelation of Jesus! Its not about exciting programs, great facilities, or the latest technology. Programs, facilities, and technology are merely tools, not the main attraction.

“He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. And He is the head of the body, the Church; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy.” (Col. 1:15-18)

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