Tag Archives: Family

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!!!

TELLING THE TRUTH

28 Apr

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A boy had been given an essay to write for school but he decided to get some help. So  he went to his mother and asked: “Mum, how was I born?”

“Oh!”, she replied. “The stork just  flew past and dropped you down our chimney.”

He then went and asked his grand-mother. “Granny, how was my Mummy born?”

The Granny also said, “The stork just flew past and dropped you down the chimney.”

Then the boy asked his Grand-Mother: “And, Granny, how were you born?

“The stork just flew past and dropped me down the chimney.”

So the boy began his writing his essay with these words: ‘THERE HAS NOT BEEN A NATURAL BIRTH IN OUR FAMILY FOR THREE GENERATIONS….’

Sometimes we don’t help others by our unwillingness to tell the truth…