C3 Church Blenheim MarlboroughWe believe this is God’s vision. I had been really seeking God about it and all of a sudden, I felt the Holy Spirit drop these three words into my heart -  REACH, PREACH, TEACH.

We believe C3 Blenheim stands for, what we want to be working towards and achieving as we all go forward in Christ.

If you look at the Cross it goes up and down and across.

REACH:    To reach the lost, but it goes far beyond that.

We are to...

REACH UP, REACH OUT, AND REACH DOWN-the cross.

Reach UP - Our first and foremost duty or calling is to Reach Up to God. He has reached Down to us, that we might be able to Reach Up to Him.

REACH OUT - to others. The two greatest commandments: are - to Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and all your mind and all your soul - (Reach Up) and to Love your neighbour as yourself - (REACH OUT). Who is our neighbour? Everyone!

REACH DOWN - This is NOT a derogatory term in this instance. We are not saying that we are better others.

Remember the picture of the Cross. Up-Across-Down. We are to Reach Down to help our brother or sister up when they stumble and fall, (there are times when we all need a hand to get back up again.)
We are to Reach Down to bring the lost up from Satan’s grip, and bind up their wounds.

PREACH:   Preach Jesus – Up, Preach The Gopel – Out –to all the world, Preach Truth.

The truth is what sets people free. If the truth goes deep down it will lift up and set us free. We can all Preach. Jesus told his disciple’s in Mark 16:15 “Go into all the world and Preach the Gospel” – You don’t need a pulpit to Preach.

TEACH:    Once again we have TEACH Up, TEACH Out, and TEACH Down - the cross.

UP is Faith, looking to Jesus, the Author and Perfector or finisher of our Faith (Heb. 12:2).
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.  Teach the Word, and Faith comes.
We Teach the ways of our Lord. We Teach the Words of our Lord. We Teach the whole council of God.

Yet the greatest of these is LOVE:Jesus Hope Vision
WE TEACH LOVE:
The LOVE of God is absolutely PROFOUND

What does LOVE look like? It looks like this! (Stretch out arms).
LOVE MUST BE TAUGHT, SHOWN AND LIVED!
If you look at these three words:
REACH! PREACH! TEACH!
I wonder – what can you see within?
EACH!
This vision is for EACH one of us. Each one of us can
Reach up, Reach out, Reach down.
Preach Jesus, Preach the Gospel, Preach the Truth.
Teach Faith, Teach Hope, Teach Love.

Together we can make a difference!
And what holds it altogether?

PRAYER, PRAYER, PRAYER, PRAYER, PRAYER:

Prayer needs to be in the middle, at the beginning and at the end. GOD MOVES THROUGH PRAYER!

When all these things are worked out in the body with unity – what a mighty force we will be.

- Pastor Liz Connor


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85 Budge Street
Blenheim

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