THE SERVANT GENERAL
OUR THEME FOR 2014
SAINTS, MARTYRS, WARRIORS
October 28, 2014
Today’s reading: Ephesians 2:19-22
We are “the holy ones” and are “apostles
and prophets” (v. 19-20). The holy ones are those who
are set apart, who live the life of Christ. Prophets are those
who witness to Christ, who proclaim the gospel. Apostles are
those who are sent, who are on mission, who thus engage in
spiritual warfare. Thus we are saints, martyrs and warriors.
This is the fullness
of our call as Christians. And what does this make of us?
We become citizens of the Kingdom and fully a part of God’s
family. We “are fellow citizens with the holy ones and
members of the household of God.” (v.19b). We can truly
claim to be children of God.
But here is the amazing
reality: we live in God but also God lives in us. We dwell
in God’s Kingdom but God also dwells in us, as we become
temples of the Holy Spirit. Thus, “in him you also are
being built together into a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”
God expects a lot from
His people, as His holy people who as prophets and apostles
do the work of evangelization, so crucial to the life of the
world today. Thus God not only empowers us to witness, but
He has fully prepared us. We are founded on Christ himself,
and we have all those saints who have gone before us. We are
“built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,
with Christ himself as the capstone.” (v.20).
Christ is our all.
As the community of CFC-FFL our first Core Value is being
centered on Christ. Our second Core Value is being evangelistic
and missionary. As we keep our focus on Jesus, we are able
to work in unity in the one vision and mission given us. Then
we truly become God’s body on earth, doing divine work.
“Through him the whole structure is held together and
grows into a temple sacred in the Lord” (v.21).
There you are. Live