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									  The Testimony Christian Newspaper                                                                                                                            11 October 2010 - Page 8


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    sharox@vodamail.co.za                                                                                          people to maturity. It frustrates      plan God has for the church.
                                                                                                                   me when seeing the passivity, the      Clearly the pastoral model has
                                                                                                                   lack of power, the lack of             failed – it has produced people
 Chicken Breasts                          Taking Workplace Safety One Step Too Far...                              understanding, the lack of             who want to be nourished, who
  Lemon Rosemary                                                                                                   wisdom in general because I            wants to be cared for, and who
                                                                                                                   know that the price has been paid      wants to be blessed. A real bless
                                                                                                                   to walk in all of those things.        me club. The reason for this is
                                                                                                                   The question we need to ask is:        that the church has built their
                                                                                                                   why are we not a more powerful         foundation on a Babylonian style
                                                                                                                   example of the book of Acts?           and not how God wanted it to be
                                                                                                                   I believe that the church is in        built. We have used Babylonian
                                                                                                                   danger right now.                      ways to grow churches. A pastor
                                                                                                                                                          only tickles the people's ears and
                                                                                                                   The Charismatic movement or            doesn't challenge their character.
Preparation:                              Remove chicken from pan                     minutes on each side.        season is over and the apostolic       This “motivational speech”
                                          and cover it with foil.                     You can poke the             movement has begun. Let me             teaching style on a Sunday does
Start by cutting any excess               In your pan, add your                       chicken with a knife to      explain: Many people attend a          not work. Everybody know that it
fat off of your chicken                   garlic. If you need to add a                see if it is cooked          church where the church teaches        didn't change them or take then to
breasts, and discard. Take                little more oil, then do so.                through. If the juices run   you in five steps how great you        maturity in Christ.
one chicken breast and                    Reduce heat to low and                      clear, they are done.        are, or in five steps how to deal      God is not to be fooled with, at
place between two pieces of               allow garlic to cook for                    Remove the pan from the      with your problems this week,          this time. The churches have to
butcher paper. With a meat                about 1 minute. Add your                    heat and place your          BUT as soon as the church              accurately align themselves to His
tenderizer, or rolling pan,               rosemary and the juice of                   chicken on your serving      challenges your character or           original plan. The church is
pound gently on entire                    your lemons. Also zest one                  platter. Spoon sauce over    lifestyle, you become offended         supposed to be the seed of
chicken breast. You just                  half of one lemon into the                  all the chicken breasts.     and you run to another church.         governing authority of His
want to flatten it a little so            pan as well. After about 1                  You can also serve them      We have majored in on a pastoral       kingdom. If you are the temple,
it will cook evenly. Repeat               minute, add about 2 counts                  over pasta or rice and       model of church. Did you know          then u need to understand what
for the remaining chicken                 of white wine (count to two                 spoon sauce over it.         that in the New Testament, no          God wants you to look like and
breasts. Once they are all                while you pour). Scrape the                 Yummy! Garnish with          new church was started by a            wants you to do.
finished, salt and pepper the             bottom of your pan with                     fresh chopped parsley        pastor? Every new church was
front and back side of each               your spoon to remove all                    and enjoy!                   started by an apostle. Then the        The true apostles are recognised
breast liberally.                         the chicken bits leftover.                                               apostle encourages the five fold       by their function and not their
Heat your olive oil over                  Turn heat up to high and                    Ingredients:                 ministry to work within that body.     title. One of the greatest
medium high heat in a large               allow to cook for a minute                  Boneless skinless            Any five fold ministry today           oppositions to the apostolic model
sauté pan. Once the oil is                to remove the alcohol. Now                  chicken breasts              should been released within a          is the religious spirit. Success of
ready, place your chicken                 add in your chicken broth.                  2x large lemons (or          body like that to function in a way    an apostolic ministry will not be
breasts into the pan. Turn                Allow to come to a boil and                 lemon juice)                 God ordained it to function.           determined by how many people
your heat down to medium.                 reduce down. You want it to                 1x clove of garlic                                                  fill the chairs, but how many are
Allow them to cook for                    be about half the amount                    (minced)                     I believe there are still too many     trained and sent out with a
about 5 minutes. Do not                   that you started with.                      3x sprigs fresh rosemary     leaders in a church that becomes       dominion agenda.
turn them before then                     Reduce your heat to                         (taken off the stem and      threatened when he or she realises
because you want them to                  medium and place your                       chopped)                     that someone in the congregation       Jesus wants to come back for a
be golden brown when you                  chicken breasts in the pan.                 white wine                   looks like he or she might have a      glorious church, and He is
turn them over. Once they                 Spoon some of the liquid                    1x 1/2 cup chicken broth     bigger or better gift or blessing      interested in the quality of fruit
are ready, turn them over.                over your chicken. Cover                    2x Tbsp. Olive Oil           upon him or her, than himself.         produced in the church.
Cover them with a lid for                 the pan with a lid and allow                Salt and Pepper              Because of the thread, the leader
about another 5 minutes.                  to cook for another few                                                  will not encourage or place that       Pieter Pretorius

								
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