curriculum²part one

the high call of God destiny« vocation design« dynamic« of messianic covenant community

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design

of the messianic covenant community

« you people are God¶s temple and « God¶s Spirit lives in you« God¶s temple is holy and you yourselves are that temple 1 Corinthians 3. 16-17

a temple of the Holy Spirit

the people of God have been called to become a living body fitted together into a structure, a literal temple, which God indwells by the Spirit of the Messiah a dwelling place that ultimately reflects and reveals his innate goodness and glory «to all nations, tribes, languages and peoples who do not know him

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design

1. 2. 3. 4.

to formulate a plan for to have as a goal or purpose a detailed plan for construction a purposeful arrangement of parts edified
built according to plan, pattern; edifice

established
built with appropriate standards quality

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messianic design

1. 2. 3.

messianic pattern« messianic commission « messianic structure «

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pattern«

of messianic covenant community

«a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven; this is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: µsee to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain¶ Hebrews 8.5; Exodus 26.30

five-fold ministry pattern

he gave some people as emissaries, some as prophets, some as proclaimers of the Good News and some as shepherds and teachers;
messianic leadership community

workers body members

their task is to equip God¶s people for the work of service that builds the body of the Messiah, until we all arrive at the unity implied by trusting and knowing the Son of God, at full manhood, at the standard of maturity set by the Messiah¶s perfection

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works of service

leadership given by the Messiah
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ apostles, prophets evangelists pastors, teachers equipping body members to become workers works of service build the body of Messiah producing unity within covenant community leading to full manhood, perfect maturity

to equip God¶s people for works of service

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progression in service

all to work, each to serve
‡ ‡ ‡ bringing kingdom rule into our families, workplaces, communities« business, education, health, government good works provides testimony to the Lord

works of service = acts of worship
² Romans 12.1-3

all to progress in our calling
² 2 Peter 1.10

messianic community leadership not for all
² James 3.1; 1 Corinthians 7.17-24

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progression in spiritual maturity

progression in spiritual maturity
‡ ‡ ‡ ³children´ ³young people´ ³fathers´
² 1 John 2:12-14

spiritual fathers
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ not only religious leadership family, community business, education, health government leadership

leaders fathers

workers youth members children

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spiritual maturity and warfare

members / ³children´
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ require milk of word hard to lead / teach fail to µkeep oil in lamp¶; bury talents committed, hard working leadable, teachable, available follow other¶s vision pursuing God-given dreams messianic±anointed±leadership
fathers

workers / ³young people´

leaders / ³fathers´

youth children

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path of spiritual maturity

discipleship

devotional life

dreams, visions leadership
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spiritual warfare

³children´

³members´
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ self aware religiously aware freedom of the Spirit in relationship with God discipleship repentance, faith, trust water baptism messianic community membership submitting to community discipleship

satanic opposition to

overcome by

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³young people´

³workers´
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ evil aware warfare aware lifestyle of service messianic character baptism of Holy Spirit dedication to serving purpose of God submission to discipleship of spiritually gifted, mature leadership

satanic opposition to

overcome by

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³fathers´

³leaders´
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ God aware destiny aware divinely inspired dreams and visions establishment and extension of kingdom baptism of fire²testing of faith prophetic revelation and intercession discovering personal ministry-calling, gifting building messianic community, discipleship

satanic opposition to

overcome by

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baptism and warfare

discipleship

religious life

water baptism

fire baptism

dreams, visions leadership

spiritual warfare

spirit baptism

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spiritual maturity and gifts

members / ³children´
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ religious expression, service worship, fellowship, financial giving occasional prayer
discipleship

workers / ³young people´
serving, spiritual gifts, evangelism showing mercy, sacrificial giving, devotional prayer, spiritual warfare pursuing, expressing dreams, visions leadership, teaching, discipleship sacrificial lifestyle, intercession

religious life

leaders / ³fathers´

dreams, visions leadership

spiritual warfare

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messianic design

pattern « commission « structure « of the messianic community

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commission «

of the messianic covenant community

«a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven; this is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: µsee to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain¶ Hebrews 8.5; Exodus 26.30

a worldwide community«

Jesus¶ prayer, of John 17, confirms that he clearly envisaged a growing community that trusted and followed him, accepting his kingdom rule in fact, throughout his teaching he gave a whole series of remez (Hebrew: ³hints´) that he intended the message and revelation of God which he was bringing, to reach out into all the world in the final days of his ministry and following his resurrection he taught and commissioned his disciples to go into all the world and to make that community a reality«

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commission

1.

equip for service
make ready for action

2.

charge with a task
grant authority to undertake certain functions

3.

put into commission
into a state of being in good working order

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Christ¶s five-fold commission

send

pray

teach

reach

go and make people from all nations into disciples, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit« teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you Matthew 28:19-20

disciple

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commissioned to pray

the harvest is rich, but the workers are few pray that the Lord of the harvest will send out workers to gather in his harvest
² Matthew 9:38

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commissioned to reconcile

as you go throughout the world, proclaim the Good News to all creation whoever trusts and is immersed will be saved; whoever does not trust will be condemned
² Mark 16:15-18

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commissioned to disciple

go and make people from all nations into disciples immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you
² Matthew 28:19-20

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commissioned to teach

he opened their minds, so that they could understand the Scriptures, telling them the Messiah is to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day; in his name repentance, leading to forgiveness of sins, is to be proclaimed to people from all nations« you are witnesses of these things«
² Luke 24:44-49

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commissioned to send

shalom aleikhem!
± peace be upon you

just as the Father sent me, I myself am sending you
² John 20:21

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commissioned to ends of the earth

you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; you will be my witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, indeed to the ends of the earth
² Acts 1:8

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commission launches a movement

send

pray

teach disciple

reach

a movement equips and sends an organisation controls and holds be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth swarm on earth only a movement can impact a nation or a region like 10/40 window

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swarming on the earth

how bees grow, swarm
reaches certain size new µleadership¶ prepared to take over existing hive maximum size swarm around queen leave hive locate new home cycle of growth begins again
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organisational growth

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movement growth

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only a movement«

can change a nation or a region like 10/40 window or East, West, North, South Africa! organisations control and hold movements equip and send ³« swarming over the earth´

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commissioning a movement

send

pray

teach

reach

disciple

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Holy Spirit takes hold of a community who grasp a vision which launches a movement core of which is the messianic commission

design

pattern « commission « structure « of the messianic community

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structure «

of the messianic covenant community

«a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven; this is why Moses was warned when he was about to build the tabernacle: µsee to it that you make everything according to the pattern shown you on the mountain¶ Hebrews 8.5; Exodus 26.30

messianic community structure

messianic covenant community has a unique calling and task; to carry out and bring task to completion, provided with unique spiritual structure Ephesians 4: ministry gifts with clear distinctions, strengths, weaknesses; an inter-dependence in relationship with each other and ideally suited to being fruitful, multiplying, swarming!

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structure

God¶s ordained structure for messianic covenant community / body of Christ reflects God¶s eternal purposes built according to kingdom pattern founded upon messianic covenant accommodates, supports messianic, apostolic, missionary commission

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essence of messianic community
allegiance

community

messiah

spirit

truth

power

truth

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messianic community structure
discipling into allegiance

pastoral, evangelistic community

intercessory prayer

apostolic mission movement
commissioning with power
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prophetic teaching agency
equipping with truth

messianic community structures
pastoral, evangelistic community
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ discipling community reflects allegiance to Messiah teaching, encouraging, correcting, rebuking reflects truth, God¶s prophetic word reproducing community, teaching, mission reflects Spirit¶s dynamic power heart of community, ministry, mission reflects Messiah¶s priestly, intercession

prophetic teaching agency

apostolic missionary movement

intercessory prayer ministry

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pastoral, evangelistic community

pastoral community, fellowship and care
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ commonly called church, congregation etc modality²open membership generally denominational congregational life, corporate worship small groups, prayer, relationships developing allegiance, faithfulness, holiness teaching and training agencies apostolic missionary teams

discipleship

sending / supplying workers

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pastoral evangelism

proclaiming / demonstrating Good News
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ preaching, publishing, sharing, persuading signs, wonders, healing, deliverance from evil calling people to holiness, allegiance to Messiah calling people into messianic, covenant community utilising tools, resources, methods of evangelism clarifying gospel message workplace evangelism presence evangelism ± St Francis of Assisi µpreach by all means possible and if necessary, use words¶!!

mobilising community evangelistically

balance lifestyle & outreach; words & actions

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prophetic, teaching agency

bible school, theological college, university
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ sodality²selective membership (ideally) inter-denominational theological framework, prophetic impetus for pastoral, evangelistic service for apostolic / missionary work part of wider apostolic, missionary movement strategic development, research, statistics mobilisation resources

teaching / educating / equipping

mission mobilisation

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apostolic missionary movment

team, organisation, movement, order
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ sodality²selective membership interdenominational highly focused, targeted plants pastoral communities, teaching ministry laying messianic foundation, µmaster builders¶ intercessory heart flexible, mobile lifestyle sacrificial demands

cross-cultural mission

team building

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prayer and intercession ministry

µengine room of the church¶
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ at heart of community behind every move of God; rarely recognised must transcend denominational barriers beware of conflict seek cooperation with leadership of other messianic agencies uniting around a vision for world mission including national evangelism / transformation

clear sense of purpose

µhouse of prayer for all nations¶
‡ ‡

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dynamic
of the messianic covenant community

next seminar

the eternal purpose

academy of mission

the high call of God to the messianic community
1 destiny of the messianic community 2 vocation of the messianic community 3 design of the messianic community 4 dynamic of the messianic community

pressing toward the high call of God
5 running the race marked out for us 6 leading God·s people into their inheritance 7 the arena of spiritual conflict

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