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Without unity there is no blessing
At Hope Community Church we have a God given vision that unifies us. That vision is Serve, Save, Shape. Everything we do is processed though the filters of: 1. Will this serve the community in love? 2. Will this provide an opportunity for someone to hear the greatest message ever told and follow Christ? 3. Will this provide an opportunity to shape a follower of Christ into a more loving servant?
Without the unity provided by this vision the church becomes disjointed and scattered. Unity provides clarity even among people with different giftings and abilities. When we are unified through a God-given vision we can see how each person’s talent contributes to the everyday fulfillment of that vision. We are not looking for uniformity but that each person plays his God given role in fulfilling the vision He has given us. Jesus prayed for it, Satan tries to keep us from it and King David said the blessing of God follows it. We will strive for unity.
John 17:20-23 NIV
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be
in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one- 23 I in them and you in me-so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
Psalm 133 NKJV
1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. 3 It is as if the dew of Hermon were falling on Mount Zion. For there the LORD bestows his blessing, even life forevermore.
A house divided will not stand
Unified, not uniform