• Our hope-filled future is bound up in sharing the story of Jesus, in discipling others, in bringing those disciples together into communities of believers, and in developing and releasing those believers to create other communities... till Jesus the King comes again!

The King and the Cross

When we talk about the ‘ethos’ of World Team, we mean the environment or framework in which we carry out our work and ministry.  At the very least, this environment is structured by our global purpose, vision and values.  We currently affirm four core values: the Gospel, prayer and worship, interdependence, and developing and releasing leaders.

It is hard to talk about the Gospel as one of our values because it is the overarching, driving force behind all we do.  We do well to frequently remember and go over in our hearts what the Gospel means and what it brings to us.

To that end, I am inviting you as a World Team community to join me in reading this year, King’s Cross, by Dr. Timothy Keller [http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kings-Cross-Story-World-Jesus/dp/1444702130/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329136272&sr=1-1]

We will begin an interactive discussion on the book in the next one to two months so as to give time for each of us to purchase or download this book.  I am willing to send PDF files of the opening chapters if you are in a place where getting a copy of the book will take some time.

Tim Keller makes this comment in the introduction to his work: “[This volume] is an extended meditation on the historical Christian premise that Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection form the central event of cosmic and human history as well as the central organizing principle of our own lives.  Said another way, the whole story of the world – and of how we fit into it – is most clearly understood through a careful, direct look at the story of Jesus.

May that serve as our expectation in reading this book together: that Jesus will become, more and more, the central organizing principle [Person] of our lives.

2 Responses

  1. I’m looking forward to the discussion.

    • Dean Franklin – Just downloaded Keller’s book into my kindle and look forward to the discussion!

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