THE SERVANT GENERAL
OUR THEME FOR 2020
BUILT ON ROCK
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
September 14, 2019
Psalm 78:1-2, 34-35
We read in today’s psalm: “They remembered that
God was their rock, God Most High, their redeemer.”
wearied by their journey through the wilderness, “complained
against God and Moses” (Nm 21:5). They were much like
God’s people today, forgetting about what God had done
for them, especially in being granted salvation from captivity,
then in Egypt, now from the evil one.
In fact, it
is worse for us today, since God Himself, in Jesus, came “in
human likeness; …. and he humbled himself, becoming
obedient to death, even death on a cross.” (Phil 2:7b-8).
Jesus is our Savior, offered by the Father for our salvation,
for our restoration unto Him, and for our entry into heaven.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but
might have eternal life.” (Jn 3:16).
Jesus as our
Savior and Lord is the Rock upon which we base our lives.
Our theme for 2020 is “Built on Rock.” Our theme
verse is Matthew 7:24-27, which speaks about the two foundations
for a house, either built on sand or built on rock. We are
to be like the wise man and not the fool. Let it be that our
community, as we continue to listen and heed the words of
Jesus, even as we are buffeted by winds, will not collapse
as “it had been set solidly on rock.” (Mt 7:25).
In 2020, we need to assure that our vision for our life and
work is 20/20. This speaks about the clarity and sharpness
of our vision. In 2007, some of our brethren veered away from
the vision, and there was a split. “Without a vision
the people lose restraint” (Prv 29:18a). This must not
happen again. In all of 38 years, God has made clear to us
who we are and what we are to do.We are an evangelistic and
missionary community committed to become families empowered
by the Holy Spirit to renew the face of the earth. We are
families on mission.
year, the fullness of the vision is to be lived out. “For
the vision is a witness to the appointed time, a testimony
to the end; it will not disappoint.” (Hb 2:3a).
of course is dependent on the strength of our foundation in
Christ, “for no one can lay a foundation other than
the one that is there, namely, Jesus Christ.” (1 Cor
3:11). Our very first Core Value is “Centered on Christ.”
Jesus is the Rock. Our life and work are to be built on him.