In Essentials, Unity; In Nonessentials, Liberty; In All Things, Love.
When church members think of what the church is, they tend to center on the local church. While this is certainly true for Moravians as well, they really have something unusual in their worldwide Unity. This is a closely-knit federation of more than 20 provinces on four continents. Every seven years a Unity synod is convened with three delegates from each of the established provinces and one delegate each from the so-called affiliated provinces: those not yet completely self-supporting.
It is essential that we never lose sight of the fact that our faith is not simply a list of statements about us or our Church. Our faith is relationship — relationship with Jesus Christ. This provides a basis for relationship with each other. This should always be the foundation of our understanding of Moravian identity. Once we understand this, then we can use the statements below as a way to describe this relationship.
Friday, April 25 — Psalm 54
Leviticus 18:6-19:11; Mark 6:14-29
God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself. Psalm 49:15 (NIV)
Since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died. 1 Thessalonians 4:14
Gracious God, your promise of eternal life is our main focus as your children. Let us not forget this promise as we minister to people in need. May we also share it with all we meet. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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