Becoming like Jesus more and more each day should be the goal of every Christian. The Apostle Paul wrote; “Follow me as I follow Christ.” Recently I have been teaching the wonderful folks at our church that going from glory to glory is to become more and more like Jesus day by day.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord,” Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 3:18
One way to show the world the Glory of God is to demonstrate unity by working together as ONE CHURCH. This effort must transcend by occasionally having combined services. While that is a noble effort, I believe working together and sharing resources to serve our community is the greater witness.
“That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one,” we read in John 17:21–22
Our church along with other churches, Christ-centered ministries, civic organizations, individuals and the city are working together to coordinate efforts, people and resources to feed and serve the hungry in our community in a more efficient way. This is a wonderful opportunity to become the prayer Jesus prayed that we would become ONE and demonstrate His glory to a city in need. If you, your church, business or organization are interested in learning more, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you information of upcoming planning meetings and details regarding this effort.
The church has been one of the most segmented groups in the world, terms such as “black church, white church, Spanish church, Haitian church along with the myriad of church denominations man has created, only oppose what Jesus prayed in John 17:21-22 and never was the will of God. My hope is that the complexion of our congregations will become kaleidoscopic and the signs at our church will include signs and wonders that give God the Glory.
I want to encourage you to pray and become the prayer of being ONE in Christ. Also please visit www.oneomc.org to learn of a magnificent group of believers from various backgrounds in this region that love God, love people, are seeking first His Kingdom and contending for true revival and reformation.
That’s the Kingdom Perspective!
Don Sturiano is pastor of Kingdom Life Christian Church which meets 10:30 a.m. Sundays at 825 9th St. W., Bradenton. For more information: (941) 776-0026 or visit www.kingdomlifechristianchurch.org.