Live. It. Out. Now.:From Coward to Warrior
It is easy to sit around and point out other peoples short comings while making judgments on their character. Its not easy to self examine yourself and be authentic about the sin in your own life. Then once you have navigated that valley you pour that testimony into someone in the form of discipleship. This process should happen everyday but it doesn’t. This ministry is literally about; settling the young spirit , equipping the believers and refreshing the Saints. Because our mission field is where ever we may find ourselves in life because Sunday is once a week. But you see life is all the time. We must live it out now because we are commanded to.
This is a mission to move us to being a Christian everyday and not just Sunday. We use the church building as a handicap for worship, service, fellowship, giving, witnessing, praying, study, discipleship and a whole host of Christian duties and fruit bearing. Some gladly box Christ in as well as remove his name from their vocabulary. On top of that we have chopped up and polluted being “born again” by making it behavior choice thus robbing us of our advocate the Holy Spirit. We have reduce conversion, repentance and regeneration into acts of our own righteousness through walking an isle. We have robbed God of His grace and election to empower us with choices and admiration from others who we stand before. Then when trouble comes we desperately hold on to “faith” and not Christ, the object of our faith. Let us take back what we lost due to pride and ignorance of the Holy Word of God. The meaning of Lion’s Roar is an effort to help transform and revive the Christian life.
In examining the effects of the ministry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I saw how it effected the disciples in various ways. By reading the New Testament scriptures; we can see how the Holy Spirit inspired the word in the apostles’ context of life. In that context the Spirit wrote in a way that impacted the lives of the readers. The apostles live the christian life in the moment of their being. The impact of the risen Christ changed them forever. These men went from hiding to save their lives to standing boldly for Christ to lose their lives. I felt compelled to focus on one of the apostles in particular for the time being. This apostle is Simon Peter, we will follow the ministry of Christ from the point of view of this man. This is not to single Peter out to glorify him. But it is to see the gospel’s transforming and renewing effects in the context of Peter’s life. I also feel a kindred spirit or connection with Peter. Sometimes, reading about his earlier experiences and the latter ones reminds me of us. When we arrive at the end of Peter’s life, we will also take a look at John and Paul.
From the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of Peter, I pray that it will indeed strengthen the brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
We are the living temple, a royal priesthood; the anointed place of God. Lion’s let us roar for Christ our Lion of Judah!