Renewal of All …

Renewal of All Things Teachings 

This is part of our teaching in A Renewed Church in Hope. We need teachings on this very important subject and it will be incredibly appealing to New Yorkers and engaging the minds and philosophy. Ours has good thoughts but is generally over laden with bible verses. I think  I would like to study ours again and see if I can make it more culturally relevant & cut those verses down. It will be exiting.
Needing something that is Very applicable to modern lives, engaging into the modern culture, and very good to explain in the quest of knowing why the world without Christ has so much good quality and exceptionalism, for example Apple? Because that’s our human instinct as God created man  woman in His image…which has the power of creation that involves excellence, artistic expression and beauty of it all. That quality and ability is embedded in human beings whether they come to Christ or not, however, they become corrupted and distorted the image of God as sins came in.
Therefore God has called us Christians today to bring renewal to all things. To renew all creations. One thing that strikes me most is to bring the beauty of God into our vocations. To bring renewal into our daily lives outside the Sunday service. To see that happening is uplifting and loving it. We know it, but if we don;t love it, we won;t drive it. Passion is needed to make that happen.
Feel free to comment & exchange thoughts. I want to rally some of the western church planters on board in this discussion & blog.
Blessings,
Al
Behold I am making everything new    Revelation 21 vs. 5
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!    2 Corinthians 5 vs. 17
Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being
renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.    Colossians 3 vs. 9-10
For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things,whether things on
earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.   Colossians 1 vs. 19-20

My 1st Prayer Meeting /fellowship with NYC pastors 11/9/2011

After my 3 years in NYC, today marks my 1st meeting to pray with other NY pastors in Manhattan which turns out to be 3 blocks form my office over lunch time. This is amazing for God has definitely blessed me in that. I have to say this is a great prayer meeting, just to meet other fellow church planters and pastors, I am thrilled to hear what God is saying and doing in their midst.
One thing for sure, I want to move into Manhattan soon.
I also learnt about the revival that broke out in Uganda, how God healed thousands of those with Aids. Stunning testimonies because people prayed 24/7, fasting 40 days etc. My heart is stirred as I heard those stories. O Lord give us revival in NYC.