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In Christ, with Christ and For Christ

When God set the Church in motion he gave her a clear vision. Let us read it together in Acts 1:8 (GNT)

“But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will be filled with power, and you will be witnesses for me in Jerusalem, in all of Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Notice that the vision was simple yet huge. It was easy to understand what Jesus told them to do yet hard to imagine how they could accomplish it.

A vision is knowing what God wants you to do, but only partly knowing how to accomplish it. A godly vision grows clearer as you get closer to God.

Our vision starts when we are in Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:17 speaks of our new life in Christ. Receiving Jesus as your Lord and saviour begins the journey, but it should not stop there.

Acts 2:42 mentions the four things the early church did with one another – with Christ. The key thing was fellowship. You will only grow mature in Christ when you learn how to tolerant and eventually love your fellow Christian – despite his or her many faults.

It is this love for one another that makes us accomplish things for Christ (John 13:35). If we despise our fellow brothers and sisters our vision for Christ will remain blurred.

It is only in Christ and with Christ (and with one another) that we can do things for Christ.

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