Vision Sunday - Year of Restoration 2021

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7 February, 2021ALL

The first Sunday in February is Vision Sunday - a special date in our yearly calendar - where we reflect on the spiritual direction that the Lord is guiding us 

Back in 2015 when I was appointed senior pastor, the Lord gave me a spiritual focus for us as a Church covering a seven-year period

2015- Connection

2016- Faith

2017- Hope

2018- Love

2019- Growth

2020-Fruitfulness

And 2021 marks the final piece in this journey, our year of Restoration

The “seventh year” has spiritual significance in the Old Testament

Where in Leviticus 25, God directs Israel, that the land must rest, no planting at all

An opportunity to restore vital nutrients to the soil, that had been drained by constant use

And Jesus also, spoke about us as believers finding rest 

In Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV) he says

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

This is our memory verse for 2021.

To hear the sermon, communion and worship, click on the youtube link.

Blessings,

MCC


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The BE series encapsulated our need to align our souls on Scripture and looked at how to BE.

We have been taken on an exploration of the Word since July through the Be Series starting with Ruth with Be of Good Cheer-(Courageous) followed by:

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- Be Filled

- Be Generous

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- Be Alert

- Be Strong

- Be Kind

- Be Listening

- Be slow (to speak)

- Be Slow (to Anger)

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- Be Transformed

- Be Holy

- Be Imitators

- Be Doers

- Be Witnesses

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John 3:3-7 The Living Bible

3 Jesus replied, “With all the earnestness I possess I tell you this: Unless you are born again, you can never get into the Kingdom of God.”

4 “Born again!” exclaimed Nicodemus. “What do you mean? How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”

5 Jesus replied, “What I am telling you so earnestly is this: Unless one is born of water and the Spirit,[[a](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john+3%3A3-7&version=TLB#fen-TLB-23294a)] he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. 6 Men can only reproduce human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven; 7 so don’t be surprised at my statement that you must be born again!

Jesus was highlighting to Nicodemus that it is vital that he undergoes a spiritual re birth, instigated by the Holy Spirit.

The “be born again” words that Jesus uses are incredibly timeless, and in fact one of our mission statements that we have written on our wall is that we as a Church are committed in seeing people “discovering Jesus.”

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