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Bound Together In Love
The prayer and the theme of our recent convention was "Lord, Bind Us Together In Love." As it had been our prayer for many months, it was with eagerness that I listened to and meditated upon His Word that was spoken, waiting to see how the Holy Spirit would do this "binding." As I kept notes for most of the sermons that I listened to, here I place a short summation of how the Lord expanded on our theme (to me) through the various brothers that spoke. This certainly is not meant to be the total message of the Lord, but rather it is what I received as I enjoyed time in fellowship with our Father, with His Son and with the body of Christ. I am sure that there would be much more that could be added to what I place in the following words. Please avail yourselves of the many sermons that have been placed on our website. As I place this list here, I am reminded of a part of the 77th Psalm.

Psalm 77:11-14 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God? Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

We remember, we meditate and we talk of the doings of the Lord, and as a result, we cry out with the Psalmist, "Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: Who is so great a God as our God?"

Here is what I received from the Lord during this time of fellowship.

We are bound together as jewels in his crown and we are precious in his sight. Luke 15

We are bound together through the Word and the Spirit. John 12

We are bound together even as our natural body is bound together. Eph 4

We are bound together in prayer as children of our Heavenly Father. Matthew 6

We are bound together in our desire and commitment to work toward unity in the body of Jesus Christ. Psalm 133

We are bound together in suffering and in His consolation. Mark 7

We are bound together in repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ so that we may follow Him to become fishers of men. Mark 1

We are bound together by our mutual object of joy: Christ Jesus Colossians 1:12-27

We are bound together in the grace which we have received from the Good Samaritan. Luke 10

We are bound together as we show mercy to those who are in need of it and in so doing, we are a neighbor to them. Luke 10

We are bound together as we follow the example of our humble servant, Jesus Christ. Phil 2

We are bound together in the reaching of the lost. Isaiah 55

We are bound together in humility and in obedience to the Word. 1 Peter 3

We are bound together in love as we deal with offenses/sin in a biblical manner. Matthew 18

We are bound together in the "good part,: Christ, and humbly accept our role within the body of Christ. Luke 10

We are bound together in the knowledge that Christ is made unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1,2

We are bound together in our longing for His return for us. Acts 1:1-11

We are bound together as we rest in Jesus Christ and the victory He has won for us. Colossians 2:4-10

We are bound together in grace. Judges 16


As Jesus prayed for us in His High Priestly Prayer, He said these words in conclusion:

KJV John 17:26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

May the Lord add to that we have received from Him, even as Jesus promises that He will continue to reveal His name unto us so that the love that He received from God may be in us and that He may be in us.

Together in Christ,

Pastor Orval Wirkkala
Posted on 15 Jul 2009 by Pastor Orval Wirkkala
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