An equipping ministry to Disciple the Church.
A mission base to Send the Church.
2 Corinthians 5:14-17
14 “For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died;
15 and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer.
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”
Anyone in Christ is a new creation.
There are two orders of things:
1. Old Creation - cursed, decaying, and dying saturated by sin and Satan.
2. New Creation - blessed, growing, and living saturated by the Holy Spirit.
The believer is not the Old Creation polished up.
The believer is a wholly new Creation birthed out from Jesus by the Spirit.
Jesus is the headwaters for the New Creation.
The Uncreated clothed himself in the Old Creation leading it through the Cross and the grave into the heavenly realms so that he could produce a "New Creation" by the Spirit.
These glorious realities are first perceived by a "Spiritual View" and Receiving of Christ.
Two ways to view Christ:
1. By the flesh
2. By the Spirit
Jesus is a person but also a place, provision, power, and so much more.
The Apostle John is inspired to reveal a seven-fold revelation of Jesus as the "I Am":
These statements not only describe "who" Jesus is but they also describe "how" Jesus is experienced in the Holy Spirit.