Our lasting impact rises and falls on what we seek first.
When Jesus taught His disciples how to pray, He said to pray that God’s Kingdom would come on earth as it is in heaven.
If we are called to a life of mission, then we are called to invite God’s Kingdom to come in every corner of the earth.
Welcome to KingdomCome 2021. On behalf of our KingdomCome Partners, thank you for your generous gifts last year, giving twice that which was asked. You enabled those who are in the most need at this time, to continue to serve with effectiveness and reach. Lives are being transformed in the powerful name of Jesus Christ. The KingdomCome Team are excited to share with you stories and updates from our mission partners we support and two new missions that will come under the KingdomCome banner this year.
This year we have set the theme around Jesus’ words to his disciples, “Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness.” Our lasting impact rises and falls on what we seek first.
His kingdom and his righteousness are those things that have an eternal value. The lost found. The poor cared for. The blind healed. The orphan embraced into family. The broken restored. Seeking the reward that comes from heaven and not from man. Prayer and petition. Fasting and thanksgiving. Generosity and faith. All these things touch heaven and have ripple effects here on earth.
Our greatest impact as a church, and your greatest impact as a disciple, will be when we seek first his kingdom and his righteousness. Everything else flows down from this. The fruit of seeking these things first is that people are embraced by the manifest love of Father God. Jesus summarised it this way, quoting Isaiah:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” – Luke 4:18-19.
We enter into the same fruit of his kingdom work as we walk in the same Spirit. Over the coming four weeks, we will be turning our attention to the wider kingdom work God is doing, and how we can partner with him as we seek first his kingdom and his righteousness. We pray that in every way your reach and impact with the good news of Jesus is increased and multiplied.
KingdomCome is all about taking the kingdom message of Jesus to the nations.
KingdomCome is all about those at New Vine Lakes taking the kingdom message of Jesus to the nations and partnering with mission projects on the front line, locally and globally.
We aim to do this by developing a kingdom culture in our church, that keeps us looking outwards and reaching the lost. To grow people’s faith and align hearts for reaching the broken. For everyone to actively engage with the missions we support, leading to personal investment in prayer, generous giving and shared partnership for His Kingdom to come.
We have found that those who are invested financially are more likely to be invested in support through prayer and going on mission trips. They become more aware of those they know who are far from God, more expectant for God’s Kingdom to come, and more expectant that God can use them.
New Vine Lakes have adopted a select number of missions that we feel led to invest into with expectant prayer, generous gifts, and partnering together for His Kingdom to Come…
Through KingdomCome you have the opportunity to make an eternal difference in reaching villages in Gombe State in Nigeria that have never heard the gospel; extend your reach with Hope Newcastle to those who suffer depression; bring reform into the Fijian prisons and outlying communities; transform the lives of the impoverished in West Timor – and so much more. Our partners would be unable to support their mission work without your generosity.