Dear HCC Family,
“Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world.”
To generalize the old Sunday School song, Jesus loves all people of the world. Therefore, we who follow Him are also called to love all the people of the world too. Paul, in Galatians 3 declares that when someone embraces the Gospel, things that typically divide us like: nationality, economic class, ethnicity, even gender, should no longer. Jesus prayed that those who follow Him would be made one with each other, as Jesus and the Father were one.
The events in Charlottesville sting our conscious in the American Christian Church, in that we are reminded of how much more work we need to do for the sake of unity in a nation that previously enjoyed the name “Christian.” The answer is always the Gospel. On both a personal and national level, the answer is the Gospel.
This week, I’m calling you to two things, prayer for Charlottesville, and yourself, in that the Holy Spirit will use you as an agent for peace, and not division. You are an ambassador to the world at large for the Gospel of Jesus. So, get out there in your work places, grocery stores, homes, ball fields, and promote by your words and actions, the unity God is calling us to.
I’m excited for you to hear the message prepared for this Sunday. It will challenge, and encourage you at the same time.
And don’t forget to pick up your National Back to Church share booklets this Sunday. Each booklet represents a soul that needs to be connected or re-connected to the church. Share postcards will also be available starting next week. September 17th is National Back to Church Sunday.
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