October 26, 2013
The photographers recording the GAFCON II conference this past week deserve a huge SHOUT OUT and a sustained wave of applause for capturing so many just absolutely STUNNING images.
These pictures bring to life just what it means to be One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church – a people bought by Christ to be His own from every tribe, tongue, people and nation.
Here are 30 or so of my favorite pictures from the week.
I publish these as an offering of praise to our great God who is by the Holy Spirit transforming us from glory into glory into the image of His Son. How GOOD and PLEASANT it is when brothers dwell together in unity!
A Maasai woman
Laurel Moffatt from Australia with the Nigerian Mothers Union delegates
Note: this photo is of Archbishop Kattey of Nigeria who was recently kidnapped. Praise God for his safety!
Bishop Mark Lawrence of South Carolina Bishop with Bishops from Sudan and Kenya
Roll Call of Nations: the Nigerian Delegation (470+ delegates!)
An ACNA priest (right) with the Myanmar delegation – one of the smallest, a land of severe persecution!
331 Anglican Bishops Signaling that Jesus is the One Way to God!
DMHanke (via Twitter)
Karin Sowada (via Twitter)
Diocese of South Carolina
April 23, 2013
1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
1 John 3:11
For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another.
1 John 3:23
And this is his command: to believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us.
1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:11
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
1 John 4:12
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
2 John 1:5
And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another.
April 22, 2013
Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it.
Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
1 Peter 1:22
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.
April 21, 2013
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
1 Thessalonians 4:17-18
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters.
April 20, 2013
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord,
[ Instructions for Christian Households ] Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
April 19, 2013
1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
April 18, 2013
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.
Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
Greet one another with a holy kiss.