Sunday, January 6, 2008
One Humanity in Christ
Toby Keva (Ministry of the Word Candidate)
Today Toby spoke to our congregation on the mystery that is now known through Christ, that through the gospel, people of all nations, cultures and races may share together in the promise of forgivenness through Christ Jesus, as Paul wrote in Ephesians 3:6.
Toby reminded us of the great deeds of Christians who lived their lives in the light of this equality, such as William Wilberforce, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. He also spoke of the sins of Christians who ignored this message and have perpetuated hatred rather than share the gospel in love to all.
Toby explained that God does not want us all to be the same, rather we should delight in our differences and learn from eachother, becoming one in Christ, though we are many. This needs to make a difference in our everyday lives, and we have a wonderful opportunity to do this in our congregation where we come together with people of many backgrounds to celebrate and share the gospel of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.