Radius is the Christ-centered ministry of Terri and Michael Sullivant. We are here to inspire your spiritual growth, spiritual formation and spiritual leadership. We pray, teach and preach, create connections, build up faith communities, advise, coach, listen and write. We seek to bring hope, faith and love to all of God's people everywhere we go! We’d love to connect with you as we are able and we believe that you will find some deep and ongoing hope and insight from the kinds of things that we regularly post on our site.
We are convinced that another Grass Roots Jesus Movement is imminent among the cities and nations of this world. We believe that it will be like a Second Reformation that will establish the Body of Christ in the hope that believers can and will walk in a degree of intimacy with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit that is above and beyond past expectations. The First Reformation established the truth that we are saved by grace through faith...a free gift and not by our good works. (Ephesians 2:8-9) Now the Spirit of God is highlighting the not so well established truth that immediately follows in verse 10 of this passage.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)
So...we are not saved by good works, but we are saved for good works! Yet, these are not "dead works" generated by human effort and religious duty. Rather, they are God-works that operate in and through us by the same dynamic by which Jesus accomplished His works. They are works conceived and empowered by the Holy Spirit who indwells us.
They include powerful works of ministry...miraculous salvations, healings, signs and wonders, prophecy, answered prayer, reconciliations and rescues from evil that accompany vibrant worship, witness, relief, discipling, church life and church planting. However, they also encompass the full range of good works that usher in lasting cultural reformation and restoration to every sphere of earthly life under God. (Think of the rich and lasting kingdom fruit of the literature that came through C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien, the inspired music of Bach and Handel and the scientific contribution of George Washington Carver. Every true follower of Jesus is equipped by the Holy Spirit to usher the presence and wisdom of God into her/his spheres of influence in various ways.)
Our Heavenly Father uses both His providential and miraculous powers in coordination, like a right and left hand, as He interacts with His beloved Creation. He doesn't experience the tension we so often feel between His usual and His unusual works! Creation is groaning for the sons and daughters of God to embody and demonstrate the glory, hope, love, faithfulness, wisdom, grace and power of the Father's heavenly kingdom in practical and tangible ways upon the earth that make a lasting impact. We believe that God is going to give the peoples of the earth the best opportunity they have ever had to trust in Jesus Christ as His people both "present" and "re-present" Him to a world that is burdened with unbelief, fear, confusion and despair.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden....In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:14,16)