Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hey South OC, Let's Have Easter Together!

OC Register Community Event

1 comment:

Ron Sukut said...
Many local churches exalting one Risen Savior
“that the world may know” John 17:23
Combined Church Easter Celebration 2009
Scriptural Motive and Doctrinal Foundation
Walking Together manifests the reality of Christian Unity
Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:1-6
Uniting Together reveals the reality of Christ to the world
Jesus prayed for us, “that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me... I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me. John 17:21 & 23
Growing Together builds up the whole church
…we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. Ephesians 4:15, 16
Being Together increases effectiveness, endurance and efficiency
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion; But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Serving Together reveals Christ in His fullness and diversity
For even as the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.
For the body is not one member, but many.1 Corinthians 12:12-14