This Sunday is the 6th Sunday of Kingdomtide. We will continue the sermon series on our Covenant Vision Statement; looking at ways we can help make “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.” This Sunday we will consider “The Vision is Sharing Joy.”

We believe in the priesthood of all believers, (I Peter 2:5-9), but not all of us are called into the professional ministry. We are all called to minister in “Sharing Joy.” The Apostle Paul says in Philippians 2:1-2, “If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolations from love, and SHARING in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, make my JOY COMPLETE; be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.”

So how we make “The Vision of Sharing Joy,” a reality? Well, it isn’t mystical nor is it hard. Your testimony is the greatest tool God has in “Sharing Joy.” Simply share what the positive effects being in a relationship with Christ has done for you, with others. If you have a desire to do so and pray, asking God for the opportunities to do so, you will be flooded with such opportunities.

I often say about personal evangelism; “Somebody you know, needs to know, what you know, about the unconditional love of God, God’s total forgiveness and God’s acceptance and grace!” After all, sharing our joy increases other folk’s joy. In doing so, we can help support other people’s joy by encouraging them to also share their most positive experience in their relationship with Christ, sharing the things for which they feel grateful.

Albert Schweitzer, a German physician, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, was right when he said, “Happiness is the only thing that multiples when you share it.” So, “The Vision is Sharing Joy!” Let us implement that vision at Covenant in helping to make “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.”

Begin by joining us at Covenant this Sunday at 11:30 AM for worship by Zoom or Facebook livestream when I will conclude my Vision sermon series with “The Vision is Sharing Joy” based on “Philippians 2:1-13.”