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Title: Celebrating Growth: God's Faithfulness Through the Years
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4: 11-16
We are gathered here today to celebrate the anniversary of our beloved church, a sacred space born out of obedience to Christ's command, built by the labor of our forebears and sustained by God’s unyielding mercy and favor.
The apostle Paul, in Ephesians Chapter 4, talks about the role of the body of Christ. He highlights unity, diversity, and growth as defining features of the church, and as we reflect on our journey thus far, it's evident how our cherished community embodies these characteristics.
As we celebrate today, let us remain mindful of our beginnings. Remember, we started as a small group of believers, united under the banner of Christ's love, to serve humanity and spread the Gospel. The faith shown by our founding members was a seed planted, and now, as we look around at the diversity and strength of our congregation, we can see the harvest of that faith.
We have seen unity during challenging times. When trials came, we stood together, strengthened by the Word and the power of shared prayer. Paul reminds us in Ephesians 4:13, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ."
More, we have observed diversity within our congregation. We come from different walks of life, yet we are unified by our common love for the Lord. Our different talents, gifts, and strengths are all used for the greater good, just as Paul described that Christ “gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers." Each of us has a role to play in nurturing the body of Christ, in contributing to the growth of this church.
Finally, growth. Over the years, we have grown not only in numbers but also in spirituality, faith, and love for each other. Indeed, our church's growth is a testament to God's faithfulness. In Ephesians 4: 15, Paul speaks of growth, “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ."
As we mark another year of our church's history, let our celebration not only look backward to the blessings we've already experienced but also forward in anticipation of what God still has in store for us. As we move forward, let's do so with the understanding that we are called to grow together, in unity and diversity, to continue the mission that God has given us.
This anniversary, let us give thanks for God’s faithfulness and ask Him to continue guiding us, as we contribute to the growth of His church in love and unity.
We thank Him for His love that has been poured out among us, for His mercy that has never failed, and for His provision that has sustained us.
May we continue to be a beacon of Christ's love and light to all those around us.
In His Holy name, we pray.
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