We believe this is God’s vision. I had been really seeking God about it and all of a sudden, I felt the Holy Spirit drop these three words into my heart -  REACH, PREACH and TEACH. These three points are the pillars of our vision together with the symbol of the cross (the cross goes up, down and across).

We believe C3 Blenheim stands for what we want to be working towards and achieving as we all go forward in Christ.

 

REACH:

To reach the lost, but it goes far beyond that. We are to...

Reach up, Reach out and Reach down - the cross.

 

Reach up - Our first and foremost duty or calling is to Reach Up to God. He has reached Down to us, that we might be able to Reach Up to Him.

Reach out - to others. The two greatest commandments are - to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your mind and all your soul - (reach up) and to love your neighbour as yourself - (reach out). Who is our neighbour? Everyone!

Reach down - We are to Reach Down to help our brother or sister up when they stumble and fall, (there are times when we all need a hand to get back up again.) We are to Reach Down to bring the lost up from Satan’s grip and bind up their wounds.

This is NOT a derogatory term in this instance. We are not saying that we are better than others.

 

PREACH: Preach Jesus up, Preach The Gospel out to all the world, Preach Truth.

The truth is what sets people free. If the truth goes deep down it will lift up and set us free. We can all Preach. Jesus told his disciples in Mark 16:15 “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel” – You don’t need a pulpit to Preach.

 

TEACH: We have to Teach up, Teach out and Teach down.

 

Teach up -  is Faith, looking to Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our Faith (Heb. 12:2).

Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Teach the Word, and Faith comes. We Teach the ways of our Lord. We Teach the Words of our Lord. We Teach the whole counsel of God.

Teach out - We teach love.

The love of God is absolutely profound. What does love look like? It looks like this! (Stretch out arms). Love must be taught, shown and lived!

 

If you look at these three words:

Reach, Preach and TeachI wonder – what can you see within? - Each!

This vision is for EACH one of us. Each one of us can Reach up, Reach out and Reach down.

Preach Jesus, Preach the Gospel, Preach the Truth.

Teach Faith, Teach Hope, Teach Love.

Together we can make a difference!

And what holds it all together?

Prayer:

Prayer needs to be in the middle, at the beginning and at the end. GOD MOVES THROUGH PRAYER!

 

When all these things are worked out in the body with unity – what a mighty force we will be.

- Pastor Liz Connor


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