His Glory. The City. Fill your horn with oil; Go, I am sending you…

Over the past two Sunday messages I have been focussing on two things that I believe we need to bring to the forefront of our mission at Every Nation London: Firstly, the call to live for the glory of God, which is the greater purpose of every individual and the church. And secondly, our call to the city – for every believer/disciple to know God’s call and purpose for them in the sphere of society where they work, to let the glory of God be seen on our lives that all may know Him. These may seem obvious, but they must be clearer in the language to describe why we exist, and they must shape the culture in the house.

To do any of this and to fulfil any assignment from God, we need to live “FULL” – and the good news is that you don’t have to live or go empty. This message called “FILL UP AND GO TO THE CITY” captures the heart of what I mean by the above. If you are a part of our Every Nation London church, then please do listen to this message below and pray it through and commit yourself with us to this call.

Listen online here. The text is 1 Samuel 16v1, and the context is where God comes to Samuel in a critical time of Israel’s history, when a new king needs to be appointed to replace Saul. God has a new assignment for Samuel, but he is stuck with the failure and disappointment of the past. So God comes to him and says: “How long will you mourn Saul? Fill your horn with oil; Go, I am sending you…” If you are going to go, then go filled…

If you haven’t got time to listen to the whole message now, here’s a short 2 minute devotional for you:

So why do we exist? We exist to GLORIFY GOD by MAKING DISCIPLES and MAKING A DIFFERENCE, on CAMPUSES, in our COMMUNITIES, in the CITY, and in the nations through CHURCH PLANTING. Let’s go and do it “…with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” – 1 Peter 4v11

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