Sunday, February 05, 2012

Incredible You - Part 1

God’s plan for Man:
  • To Love each other - even though we're all different
  • To Accept each other - even though we're all flawed
  • To Embrace each other - even though we're
ALL MEN ARE EQUAL ~Dr. Martin Luther King Junior

So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them. ~Genesis 1:27

Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was excellent in every way. ~Vs 31

Everything God makes is EXCELLENT and that includes you!

There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free… male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. ~Gal 3:28

'One' means 'complete unity, none are excluded'

'EQUAL' means 'to have the same value, merit and

  • Different as we look – God LOVES us
  • Different as we sound – God LOVES us
  • Different as we act – God LOVES us
"You're Different from Me, but God loves us Equally!"

CHARACTER MAKES THE PERSON ~Dr. Martin Luther King Junior

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. ~2 Peter 1:5-7

'Diligence' means 'to earnestly strive after to accomplish'

'Virtue' means 'moral excellence, upright conduct and character'

It's not the skin COLOUR of a person that makes them;
It's the CHARACTER of a person that makes them!

"Your skin colour is what you are born with -
your character is what you develop!"

Every country and every race has good people and bad people.  We want people to determine who we are by the character we develop – AND in turn WE need to determine who others are by their character.

"It's What's Inside that Counts!"

JOIN OUR HANDS IN LOVE ~Dr. Martin Luther King Junior

Many have stood up for their 'civil rights', but there is a big difference between civil rights and Kingdom Love!
The commandments, "Do not commit adultery," "Do not murder," "Do not steal," "Do not covet," and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself." ~Romans 13:9-10

Love does no harm to its neighbor.

'Love' means 'to openly welcome and embrace, to have concern for, to look out for their needs'

'Neighbor' means 'according to Christ; any person irrespective of nationality or religion whom we chance to meet'

How God wants us to live is summed up in this:

Openly Welcome and embrace, have concern for and look out for the needs of any person irrespective of nationality or religion whom we chance to meet.

Love is your Attitude Combined with Your Action

  • Who is in your Social Circle – that you have openly welcomed and embraced?
  • Who do others say is your real friend?
  • Who is at your party?
  • Who is it you are calling or texting?
Practical Pathway:
  1. Take time to move outside your background and love people
  2. As Christians we need to be proactive
  3. Don’t wait for others to talk to you
  4. Lead the way in displaying: Gods heart of Love
WORDS are Cheap, ACTIONS are Loud!

We don't tolerate multiple cultures, we celebrate them!
Be a person of ACTION:
Get to know and appreciate others,
Let others know and appreciate...

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