Today, our message was given by Dr. Rev. Davidson Chifungo, Director of Veritas College in Malawi, Africa.  Dr. Chifungo was in Plymouth as part of his trip to attend the Malawi Mission Network Conference in Texas.  We were privileged to hear him speak on the topic of ‘Unity in Christ.’

Dr. Chifungo began his message by sharing with us his memories of the beginning of the partnership between Mtenthera CCAP and the First Presbyterian Church of Plymouth.  He believed then, and still does today, that the Mtenthera church and First Presbyterian-Plymouth were led to unite for a purpose.  This purpose is based on a common belief in Christ, by our call to serve God, and by our love for God’s people.  These are the same beliefs that unify all Christians, where ever we are.  The question then is: how do we react to the message of unity and to the way that God leads us?  It is the same way Christians have reacted throughout the centuries, as explained in Isaiah 6:8–

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

And how do we benefit from this?  Our benefit is the joy that comes from the privilege to serve God.

Based on Philippians 2:1-11 and Isaiah 6:8.