Before Jesus went to the cross for us. He prayed that we would become perfectly one with each other, with the Father and with Himself. So what kind of unity are we talking about here? or what kind of unity is Jesus praying for?
I am a former CRC pastor-doing economic development projects in Ethiopia and New Mexico.
I am working on two concepts: "Charitable Investing" --Business Development is the answer to poverty. Relief aid is important to meet immediate needs. Development aid that assists the poor in creating a better quality of life is good stuff. But neither of these are economically transformational. Christians should be encourage to invest 1/2 of their tithe, or 10% of their portfolio in effective business partnerships or impact investment funds that work in emerging economies.
"Transformational Economics". Which identifies the economic factors that prevent the development of prosperity, and then moves to create businesses/industries that have the potential to radically transform that economy.
I also work bi-vocationally to establish city or region reaching strategies, and I continue to train church leaders in many denominations (which is why I am considered "out of bounds" a PCA term for pastors who are not serving a congregation)
. I have 7 children, and 10 grandchildren, all living in Michigan.
Economic Transformation in regions of poverty.
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Thank you for your response Bev. Makes me want to take a SELAH (pause and wonder)
"unless to agree how can they walk together" "unless we pray together how can we agree".
Wow. Praise the Lord. I am humbled by your response. Yes, prayer is the key---the only place we can come into unity with the Spirit.
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