Christian Unity Week

Posted: January 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

Christian Unity

Christian Unity Week

During Christian Unity Week, each of the days begins with the word “Together…”. This is to emphasise that the Body of Christ is not divided, even if we, as Christians, are. Together reminds us that in Christ we are one and that in all aspects of our Christian living we should seek to discover that unity which is God’s gift to us.

Day 1 – Together…we are called to be saints (1 Cor 1: 2) We reflect on how God calls us to be ‘a chosen race, a royal priesthood’ and

consider our attitudes, and behaviour and action as saints.

Day 2 – Together…we give thanks for God’s grace in one another (1 Cor 1: 4)
We celebrate God’s grace and the many ways in which it is manifest in our diverse Christian communities.

Day 3 – Together…we are not lacking in any spiritual gifts (1 Cor 1: 7)
We recognise we have been given abundant gifts and that together we have everything necessary to do God’s work.

Day 4 – Together…we affirm that God is faithful (1 Cor 1: 9a)

God’s faith and love for us calls and inspires us to strive for justice and unity.

Day 5 – Together…we are called into fellowship
(1 Cor 1: 9b)
We consider our need for friendship and togetherness, with each other and with Christ.

Day 6 – Together…we seek to be in agreement (1 Cor 1: 10)

We acknowledge that disagreements are painful and divisive but that, with God’s guidance, we can reach out to each other in peace and unity.

Day 7 – Together…we belong to Christ (1 Cor 1: 12-13)

Recognising and rejoicing in the gifts of different church traditions is a step towards Christian unity.

Day 8 – Together…we proclaim the gospel (1 Cor 1: 17)

We have journeyed through the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity reflecting on and celebrating how we are bound together as Christians through God’s abundant gifts to us. Our response to his outpouring of endless love is to unite in sharing the Good News. 

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