Nuestra Misión y Visión: RAV

Nuestra Misión y Visión:

La Visión y Misión de La Iglesia “Rios de Agua Viva”, es la visión y misión del Señor Jesucristo. El Señor miró las multitudes que andaban errantes como ovejas sin pastor, y tuvo compasión de ellas. Creemos que somos la extensión de esa visión.

El Señor miró los campos blancos listos para la siega en

Juan 4:35, “No decís vosotros: Aún faltan cuatro meses para que llegue la siega? He aquí os digo: Alzad vuestros ojos y mirad los campos, porque ya están blancos para la siega.” N

osotros tenemos la misión de recoger esa cosecha.
La Visión y Misión de La Iglesia “Rios de Agua Viva” continúa siendo la misma visión y misión del Señor Jesucristo:

“Id y haced discípulos a todas la naciones.” (Mateo 28:19-20)

 

Nos Enfocamos en Tres Fases de la Vida Cristiana:

  1. EXALTACION,
  2. EDIFICACION
  3. EVANGELISMO

 

  1. EXALTAR el nombre de JESUS con nuestro testimonio, nuestras alabanzas, y nuestro dar.
  2. EDIFICANDONOS unos a otros hasta llegar a la estatura de la medida del Señor Jesucristo, amándonos y respetándonos unos a otros, y por medio de la oración unánime regularmente, retiros espirituales, Grupos Pequeños, Estudios Bíblicos y Predicaciones Semanales.
  3. EVANGELIZAR a familiares, amigos, vecinos y ciudades por medio de Grupos De Amistad, tratados, cultos públicos, evangelismo puerta a puerta, programas radiales, internet y plantando iglesias hijas en toda el Área de Los Ángeles, sus alrededores, los EE.UU. y Centro America.

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Do Not Lean on Your Own Understanding

Read part 1 first, Trust In The Lord.

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

 

Don't Lean on Your Understanding

The verse involves a positive–something you must do. But it also involves a negative–something you must not do. Don't lean on your own understanding. Basically, the verse is telling us that we ought not to be self-reliant. We cannot pursue a course of action, a financial decision, a business move, a relationship, or an educational choice, simply based on our own understanding. It must be founded in our trust in God.

Self-reliance is such a deceptive trap. We begin to pride ourselves in something–our savvy, our looks, our intellect, our spirituality, our family, whatever. And when we do, it takes away our trust in the Lord. It has become trust in self. The result is a dangerous compromise that will lead to destruction.

 

Instead, Acknowledge God. In Everything.

The antidote to this self-reliance is found in the first command of the verse. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.” Which is developed in the next verse: “In all your ways acknowledge him.” The word “acknowledge” isn't merely a polite tip of the hat to the Man Upstairs, or a few words of grace over your meal, or even perfunctory attendance at church to let Him know we're still cool with what He's doing. It's way more. It's allowing Him access, control, command, and involvement in all your ways.

What's the result of this? Will God ruin your life? Will he be a Sovereign Killjoy? Will He rob you of fun? The verse ends on a promise. What is it?

 

He will make your paths straight.

The promise is put in the form of a metaphor. What does it mean to have straight paths? Several things. First, paths lead toward an end–a destination, a goal. Thus, trusting God wholeheartedly in every area of life gives your life a sense of purpose and priority. Second, it indicates that there will be a clear understanding of where you are going and what you are doing. It makes daily decision-making an easier and less painful task. You realize you are trusting Him. He, in turn, is making your paths straight. Thus, the way ahead is more apparent. Third, “straight paths” suggests moral purity. It suggests a life that has less of sinful compromise and more of wholesome attitudes, actions, and behavior.

That's the kind of life that God promises. It's the kind of life that you can have. It begins with trust. It involves acknowledging God in every way.


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