A Reason For This Website
“What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, in order to make known the riches of his glory for vessels of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory— even us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles” (Romans 9:22-24)
Today’s culture has been trying the patience of our Lord with its tendency towards evil and its advocacy of wickedness. God’s judgement on this propensity is forthcoming and when it is revealed will demonstrate the greatness of His mercy on those who have turned from their wicked ways and received the salvation which comes from Jesus Christ alone. This millennial generation knows so much on religion yet has so little engagement with the true experience of Christianity.
Our hope and prayer is for people to encounter the calling of God’s mercy through a relationship with the Person of Christ and be transformed by His Spirit into vessels of mercy for the glory of God. Vessels of Mercy who will “show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives.” (Jude 22-23)
That is the purpose of this site; the making of vessels for honorable use (Romans 9:21, 2 Timothy 2:20-21), built up and strong in the faith of our Lord (Jude 20), who share the grace of God’s mercy (Micah 6:8, Zech 7:9, Romans 11:31) in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation (Philippians 2:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:9).In His Love, Rev. Nathan C. Strom
A Theology For Ministry
The LORD God has told us what is right and what he demands:
“See that justice is done, let mercy be your first concern, and humbly obey your God.” (Micah 6:8)
Mission-minded ~ Mercy-driven ~ Spirit-filled
Theology is the study of God. More than studying Him, He wants us to be like Him.
Using Micah 6:8, a 3-point strategy has been developed for engaging God’s purpose for our present day ministry:
Fulfilling the Mission – Through Action
- “see that justice is done”
Showing God’s Mercy – In Love
- “let mercy be your first concern”
Growing in Ministry – By Faith
- “humbly obey your God”
Our purpose is to reach millennials through the mission of the Gospel, in the mercy of God, and by the ministry of the church. This purpose is correlated in the message of the Apostles with the early church. In Jude 1:20-24 we can see this direct correlation perfectly:
1. Fulfilling the Mission – building and keeping up the church
“But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.”
- Until Christ returns, the mission of the church remains.
2. Showing God’s Mercy – actively evangelizing the lost
“Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh.”
- Reaching others does not necessitate lowered standards, rather it refutes them.
3. Growing in Ministry – obediently following the Lord
“To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.”
Following is more detailed approach each of the 3-point emphasis.
Fulfilling the Mission
The mission can be fulfilled through these missional objectives:
- Pentecostal Worship
- Purposeful Evangelism
- Personal Development
Read all the posts on Fulfilling the Mission here
Showing Gods Mercy
Growing in ministry
I believe there are five core values which if practiced, will bring growth in ones personal ministry as we walk with the Lord.
Living in humility before God and others
Leaving the past behind and embracing destiny
Loving the presence of the Lord
Leaning upon God’s sovereignty and holiness
Learning divine purpose