Monday, September 28, 2009

It is Good to dwell in unity!

Psa 133:1 [[A Song of degrees of David.]] Behold, how good and how pleasant [it is] for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Jhn 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

Jhn 17:21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

God is so good and has been pouring our His Spirit in our midst at Parkers Creek! We've been seeing sinners converted, the saints revived, the backslidden reclaimed and both numerical and spiritual growth among our congregation! This is not happening everywhere and I believe we find the reason for it here in John 17. Jesus prayed that we might be one as He and the Father are One! Why? That the World might believe. God is moving due in large part to us being unified in purpose, direction, spirit, faith and love.

God has strengthened our fellowship as we have borne one another's burdens! Let us never fail to do that so we can thus fulfill the law of Christ. God has added souls to our number as we have reached out to one another and accepted one another in love and in the power of the Spirit. God has raised us up as a soul saving station where new babies can be birthed into the Kingdom, because we have been a place of warmth and life! As we continue to guard these simple yet powerful things in our midst, the sky is the limit to what God will do!

We can expect that God will continue to pour out His blessings in our midst as we strive to be like Him in everything we say and do - as we reach out to the community and lost, as we reach in to one another to help those in need, as we reach down to lift up those who have fallen and are less fortunate, and as we reach up to Him in Worship!!!

Continue to pray hard, love loud, and expect much! God is at work and will continue as we are faithful to Him!!! HAVE A BLESSED WEEK!!!

1 comment:

Colvin5776 said...

Amen! I think that unity is the one thing lacking in our churches and is the one reason why our churches are ineffective.

At College Heights Baptist, God seems to have moved some things out and somethings in, and I beilive the result is a since of unity...which is the begingings of a true revival. In the book of Acts we see this as the disiples were all with one accord in the upper room! In one day we see 3,000 come to know Christ but first is unity.

I am encoraged by the work at Parkers Creek, and look forward to see how God is going and is at work at Parkers Creek....and may we here at College Heights see God move as we start to become more unified!