Generations Ministries

With a population of growing older adults in church, the EiC’s priority is to contribute to life transition changes for adults aged 50 and above. Encouragers are learning to accept that their decades of being in employment will come to a stop. Parents caring for their children till they continued into tertiary education will face empty nests. God desires that through their transition, Encouragers to seek after Him with the purpose of proclaiming God’s righteousness and faithfulness in their lives.

Encouragers are called into three areas in their life transitions:

Lordship: Instead of retiring from serving the Lord, it’s the Lord who reorientates their worldview of God in their new season. They grow from “Who is God?” to “Who is my Master in life?” (Luke 9:23-26; Phi 1:21)

Life: Instead of lamenting about deteriorating health, they see aging as an opportunity to depend more on God’s grace and the love of others, as they trust Him to deal with disappointments and losses in life!  (2 Cor 4:16; 2 Tim 4:7)

Legacy: Instead of growing spiritually cold, they can be Titus 1 and 2 men and women, teachers of good things. (Ps 92: 12-15; 2 Tim 2:2)

EiC advances Covenant’s mission through a 3-2-1 annual discipleship rhythm as means to grow their spiritual disciplines and engage in outreach. There are 3 runs of Day with Jesus, 2 Connect events and 1 Spiritual Retreat annually.

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Daily Devo

Daily Devotional Journal

Scripture:
1 Samuel 22:20-23
Sat, 18 September 2021

God’s Church Will Not Die

Observation:

What is the significance of Abiathar’s escape from Saul’s slaughter of the priests?

Deeper Reflection
GOD’S FULFILMENT of His word of judgment on the house of Eli through the unjust and brutal slaughter of the priests by Saul is a divine mystery. Out of this comes another divine mystery: “But one son of Ahimelech… named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David” (v.20). In His judgment on Eli’s house, God preserved one descendant of Eli. Such is the sovereignty of God. And we must peg divine mystery to divine sovereignty. God’s preservation of one priest – albeit a descendant of Eli – out of the massive slaughter points to a divine principle: God always insistently preserves His people in the midst of destruction. The narrator shows the sharp contrast in Saul and David’s treatment of the priests to underscore this divine principle. To Ahimelech, Saul said, “You shall surely die” (1 Sam 22:16); to Abiathar, David said, “You are safe with me” (v.23). The priests of God were destroyed, but not completely. “The people of God may often be put down, but never put out. Abiathar’s escape does not mean that all God’s servants are immune from the world’s butchery, but that the world’s butchery can never wipe out all of God’s servants. The Lord does not promise that we will not die for the Kingdom of God, but the Kingdom of God will never die.”34 Jesus has made His commitment and promise that His Church will not die: “I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it” (Matt 16:18).
34 Dale Ralph Davis, 232
Application:

What does it mean for me that the Church of God will not die?

Prayer:
Write a prayer to God as your response from your meditation on and application of the Scriptures.
Prayer Pointers:
  • Give thanks and praise:
  • For Church Board: To see the church as God’s Church that will not die
  • Pray for significant people:
  • Pray for those in need:
  • Pray for self:

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