Thank you for reading some of our doctrines and principles here at Table of the Lord. Every work has essentials whether they are stated or not. To make it up as you go can create a lot of confusion. Our small group perspective and split when we get too big isn’t for everyone. Our not being the all-inclusive group isn’t for everyone. We want to utilize all that is available to grow. Small is beautiful. Being in a community of believers that care for one another, that help each other, that worship together is what we are after. John 23:34-35 (NIV) “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” A while back a friend told me he met a gal going to a huge church. He asked her, does she have friends there? She said: “No, I don’t know anybody there”. Sometimes I think we emphasize bigness, pageantry, group emotion and the splendor of buildings while we compromise on intimate love and community.
Having enough people to have a choir and various ministries with a place for services and studies along with 24-hour prayer going on is my desire. We do not want to become a brand or a denomination.
Some tell me, you’re to political Joe. I would never marry two men or two women to each other. I would never go by any political parties platform. I am an environmentalist because I am a Christian. I am for universal healthcare because I am a Christian. I am for education for all because I am a Christian. I am against abortion as a form of birth control because I am a Christian. The least you do onto one of these you do onto me. Love thy neighbor as thy self. I find comfort in orthodoxy not fundamentalism or politics. I vote without enthusiasm. We support the universal not ideological fads. If some how wealth was distributed and equality, education and political freedom were available to all, death would still stare everyone in the face. We believe in Jesus Christ of the Scripture not a placard political Jesus of the right or the left. People who preach a political Jesus and a utopian Jesus live in a dream world. Sinful man is not going to create a perfect world. Sin is in every human being making the Christian message beyond making perfect systems. The evil isn’t just in the system but in our fallen nature. John 8:34 (NIV) “Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.” If there is anything, which we hope to accomplish here, it is orthodoxy works.
We can never have a burden without the balance of joy. We can never see the darkness in the world without the peace of Christ knowing the last chapter tells us, it’s all going to be fine. Keep looking up in that beautiful sky because he is coming soon just like he said he would.
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