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Faith

Steps into a TombThe purpose of the Household of Faith is to introduce and grow people in the Christian Faith. It will hopefully develop as a place where individuals are willing to bring their insights, experiences and knowledge to engage one another in spiritual searching and growth. The aim of this program is to provide a crucible for social and spiritual growth. Household members will care for each other and preserve the confidences shared. We also hope to equip families to share their faith. We want to encourage Christians to see their faith as an invitation to supper as well as to the corner church. We invite families to go beyond the "Sunday morning" mentality, so that Christian practices play a significant part in their every day lives. Through the Household of Faith, we can bring the life-changing Gospel to bear on people's lives. Our motivation is not just to increase numbers in the local church, though this will most probably happen, but to deepen personal faith. It is a way of sharing our Christian Faith with others in a very gentle way so that they might enter into and enjoy a living relationship with Jesus. A good example of relational sharing of one's faith in the Bible is Andrew in John 1.41-42 who, upon meeting Jesus, went and brought his brother Peter to meet Jesus too. John wrote, "The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, 'We have found the Messiah' (that is, the Christ) and he brought him to Jesus." It was also Andrew who told Jesus about the small boy with the five loaves and two fish in John 6.8-9, "Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 'Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?'" Later, it was again Andrew who led some Greeks to meet Jesus. Our aim in setting up Jesus Christ's household is to implement this "Andrew Principle" and to bring others under the words and influence of the Good News of Jesus.✞

"Jesus Christ's Household"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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