FROM THE PASTOR …

Complete Unity

When the Lord prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, he prayed not only for the disciples, but for all of us. “‘My prayer is not for them alone, I pray also for those who believe in me through their message.’” (John 17:20) His concern for us was that the world would know he had been sent by the Father by virtue of the way we relate to each other. “‘I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.’” (John 20:23)

The key to our unity is love. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (I Corinthians 13:4-7)

God is the source of what we need to have complete unity. “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 15:5-6)

How I look at others is fundamental to my spiritually encouraging them. I must see people as those who are loved by God and called by God. I must see people as those for whom Jesus gave his life on Calvary’s cross. I must also see them as part of the body of which I am a member, the body of Christ

Blessings! Pastor Ken

Unity:

September 1
Jesus’ Prayer for Unity
John 17:20-23

September 8
One in Christ
Ephesians 2:14-22

September 15
The Body
Ephesians 4:1-8

September 22
Working Together
Ephesians 4:11-16

September 29
Love and Unity
Colossians 3:12-17

Recorded Messages

06/16/19      A Faithful Father

06/02/19      Our Sacrifice

05/26/19      Our Citizenship

05/12/19      Family

04/28/19      Believing

04/21/19      Easter – The Risen Lord

04/07/19      Jesus is the Servant

03/31/19      A Sacrifice of Praise

03/24/19      Our Living Sacrifice

03/17/19      The Lamb – Pastor Chris

02/24/19      Coming to Jesus

02/17/19      Our Calling – Pastor Chris

02/03/19      The Attitude of Christ

01/27/19      Light of the World

01/13/19      Salt and Light

01/06/19      A Great Light

12/30/18      A Gift For Our World

12/23/18      The Gift of Our Shepherd

12/09/18      The Gift of Our Messiah

12/02/18      The Gift of Our Savior

11/18/18      Gifts

11/04/18      The Bread of Life

10/28/18      The Promise of God’s Blessing

10/21/18      The Promise of God’s Presence

10/14/18      The Promise of Strength

10/07/18      The Promise of Forgiveness

09/30/18      We Are God’s People

09/23/18      Praying to Our Father

09/16/18      Our Father’s Love

08/26/18      Growing in Grace

08/19/18      Growing Together

08/12/18      Growing Up into Him

08/05/18      Growing Up in Knowledge

07/29/18      Sharing the Gospel

07/22/17      Sharing God’s Plan

07/15/17      God’s Time in the Arab World