Blessed to Bless
To bless is to pronounce words that confer goodwill and invoke God’s favour on an individual, a thing or a place. It is also to endow someone with material or other resources. It is a special
favour, benefit or mercy. The Hebrew word is “Barak” which means favoured or endowed with mercy. It means one who is full even when they appear to be empty or deficient. In Greek, the word is “Makarios” which means supremely favoured, fortunate, well off and full.
From Known to Unknown
A missionary is one who receives God’ mission calling, understands it, marinates on it and then expresses it in his place of calling, whether at home or away. Today, as we begin to focus on mission, we look at how God works with us from the known to the unknown.
Can faith be seen? How can we see faith? These questions are rhetoric in the sense that faith is an intellectual and emotional disposition therefore it cannot be seen. But what did Jesus mean in Mark 2:5 where it is written “And Jesus seeing their faith said to the one sick of palsy, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven’”
Connect Share and Grow
Welcome to LUC open day courtesy of the Discipleship Pillar. This year’s theme “Connect, Share and Grow” correctly underscores the core values and principles of Discipleship. The Lord Jesus prior to His ascension charged His disciples with the message to go and make disciples of all Nations.
To approve something is to declare it valid and authentic. It is to say that the thing in question meets the standards set and satisfies the requirements established for excellence. Today we focus on what it is that makes our faith valid and authentic. What qualities does God look for in us to make us those that He validates and is happy with as far as faith is concerned.