A reflection on thou Church (one of several)

Reflections of the day

1 Corinthians 12:13

For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.

Ephesians 4:11-13

 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

The base trunk is our relationship with the Lord. Everything above it, all the branches, leaves and fruit rest in this relationship. It is out of our relationship with God that every kind of prayer comes forth. It is interesting that Jesus spoke of his relationship with his followers in similar terms. He said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)


A reflection on thou Church (one of several)

Heavenly Father,

Thou art the creator of thou world and all that is in it. Thou  hath created all things known to Mankind and all things unseen by Mankind. We acknowledge that thou loves each and every one of us, and we acknowledge that thou love for Mankind is one that is all encompassing, and we acknowledge that thou love for Mankind is one that enables Mankind to love thou with all of a heart, and to love thou with all of a soul, and to love thou with all of a mind, and to love thou with all of a strength. We acknowledge that thou love that thou hath for Mankind is one that is not bound by words, and we acknowledge that thou love that thou hath for Mankind is one that is not bound by time, and we acknowledge that thou love that thou hath for Mankind is one that is not bound by energy. We acknowledge that thou love for all is one that over-spills into a relationship, and enables all to love thou neighbour.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time of Lent we reflect upon the ministry of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ. We are able to see in a way that is clear that much is revealed in thou Scriptures about thou Church. We are able to see in a way that is clear that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, promised to build thou Church, and we are able to see in a way that is clear that there are references in thou Scriptures to thou Church as being thou Church of one people and  one body.

Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, died for all Mankind to show all thou way to thou, and we acknowledge that thou desire is for many to be brought together as one body. We acknowledge that there is not a distinction of thou one body, and that all are acceptable regardless of a race, and regardless of a gender, and regardless of a nationality, and regardless of a social standing. We acknowledge that we are saved and become one body at baptism. We acknowledge that at a time of Holy Communion that all are able to share in one bread as  one body.

Heavenly Father, it is at this time we acknowledge that there are a number of views which can be described as ones that differ. It is at this time that some have expressed a view, and a view that has been expressed is a concern for the practice of Christianity.

Heavenly Father, we ask thou to guide Mankind  in a daily life, and we ask  thou to guide many to reflect carefully upon a faith of thou, and we ask thou to help many to turn to thou, and we ask thou to help many to put aside a difference.

Heavenly Father, we are able to see in a way that is clear that thou desire is for thou Church to be united in a faith of thou which is in alignment with the thoughts of thouself, Our Heavenly Father. We acknowledge that thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, came to thou world that we live in as thou peacemaker, and we acknowledge that thou Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, reconciled a Jew and a Gentile through redemption on a cross.

Heavenly Father, we uphold to thouself, Our Heavenly Father, all that hath been spake in thou name of thouself, Our Heavenly Father, and in thou name of thou Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, who together with thou Holy Spirit, reigns on most high, and governs all who are on this earth, now and always, for evermore.

Amen.


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Posted on March 25, 2012, in church, Lent, The ministry of Jesus and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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