Tag Archives: CHRISTIANS

OVERCOMING PREJUDICE IN THE CHURCH TODAY

26 Jun

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FATHER GOD,

in the name of Jesus Christ we come before You, asking Your forgiveness for being intolerant of one another because of the colours of our skin. Forgive us for tolerating prejudice in the household of faith. Set us free from the influence of public opinion that we may live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith.

Forgive us for segregating ourselves by colour, by a measure of wealth or intellect. We are all Your children, the sheep of Your pasture. You made us, and not we ourselves. We are one blood, redeemed by the blood of the Lamb, Who was slain before the foundation of the world. We are baptised “into” Christ and have put on the family likeness of Christ.

We call for an end to division and segregation in Christ’s family – may there be no division into Jew and non-Jew, black and white, slave and free, male and female. Among us we are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. Thank You, Father, for bringing black and white people together in Christ through His death on the Cross. The Cross got us all to embrace each other, and that was the end of the hostility.

LORD, You are building a home. You are using us all – irrespective of how we got here. Father, You have called black and white Christians and all people from all ethnic backgrounds to travel on the same road, and in the same direction, so we will stay together, both outwardly and inwardly. There is no such thing as a black church or a white church – for we all have one Master, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all – Who rules over all, works through all,and is present in all.

Thank You, Father, that prejudice is being rooted out of all black led churches and white led churches throughout the world, and in the Body of Christ, in the name of Jesus Christ. AMEN & AMEN & AMEN!!!

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PRESSING ON

29 Apr

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During World War 1 – British troops were literally bogged down for months in muddy, water-filled trenches – never moving significantly forwards or backwards. However, the war was won only when they were given the order to get out of the trenches, and pressed home their attacks, horrendous though the hundreds of casualties  were.

Though it will cost us our cosiness and our comfort we (as Christians) have to resist the temptation to dig in with “how things are” in the Church, and ‘press on’ to win more victories for the LORD Jesus Christ.

Let us therefore brothers and sisters keep  ‘PRESSING ON’ for the mark of the High Calling in Christ in God – AMEN!!!

THE LEARNER PILOT

24 Apr

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“THE LEARNER PILOT”

Imagine that you are setting out on a fabulous plane journey to an exotic country, and as you go up the steps of the plane you notice an ‘L’ plate stuck at the end of the wing, and huge letters spelling out the words: “Learner Pilot”. Puzzled and bewildered by what you have just seen yet you still continue to board the plane inside.

Then after seating in your reserved seat come the inevitable pre-flight greeting from the pilot – but this time it’s a rather nervous, stammering voice which comes over the intercom: “Welcome…….to my first ffflight…I just want to aaassure yyyou that I’ve read the manual before coming in tttoday…………And Ispent an hour in ppprayer as well. Thank you for ffflying with me and I trust your lllife insurance is in good order….We’ll be taking off very shortly….and I just hope we can land safely again…!”

Now, how would you feel in a situation like this? Would you be perfectly comfortable and confident? Would you feel 100% safe? Or, more likely, would you make a quick dash for the nearest exit while there was still time? It’s now wonder churches lack cohesion and church members remain unmoved and unmovitated if the people in leadership lack clearly recognised gifts for their work. Thy might have all the theoretical knowledge possible but if there is no obvious giftedness then no-one will risk following the lead they give, and the church will unfortunately suffer!!!

UNBREAKABLE BOND OF LOVE

19 Apr

We Christians have a covenant bond of love with God that was forged in the fires of Calvary, and hammered on the anvil of grace which is unbreakable. His unbreakable bond of love stands steadfast forever!!!

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FILL ME UP

19 Apr

As Christians our lives can be described as drinking glasses; they are made for a purpose to be filled and put to use. We as children of God (vessels of God), have been created to ‘hold’ God’s Holy Spirit.

In this video teaching sermon – Evangelist Daniele Luciano Moskal uses a powerful analogy example describing three different drinking glasses……