Ek bid dat hulle almal  een  mag wees... sodat  die wêreld  kan glo dat U My gestuur het’ Joh 17:21

 Skrywers van City on a Hill: Matthew West, John Mark Hall 
 Kopiereg: Songs For Delaney, Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, 

 External Combustion Music,Songs Of Southside Independent Music Publishi 

Hoe meer divers ons gemeente is - hoe groter is ons waarde. Hoe meer opinies, talente, gawes in 'n gemeente is hoe nader is ons aan die beeld van die diverse groep wat eendag in die Hemel gaan wees. 

 

Ons moet egter onthou dat sonder Liefde ons gawes, talente, opinies tot niks sal kom. Sonder liefde is ons waarde minder in God. Sonder liefde is ons aksies klanke sonder melodie.

 

Die groot verskeidenheid persoonlikhede, talente, opinies en gawes in Buffeljags moet ons krag in Christus wees en nie die ding wat ons verdeel nie. In God se liefde is ons almal deel van mekaar.

Did you hear of the city on the hill?

Said one old man to the other
It once shined bright and it would be shining still
But they all started turning on each other

You see, the poets thought the dancers were shallow
And the soldiers thought the poets were weak
And the elders saw the young ones as foolish
And the rich man never heard the poor man speak

And one by one, they ran away
With their made up minds, to leave it all behind
And the light began to fade, in the city on the hill
The city on the hill

Each one thought that they knew better
That they were different by design
Instead of standing strong together
They let their differences divide

And one by one, they ran away
With their made up minds, to leave it all behind
And the light began to fade, in the city on the hill
The city on the hill

And the world is searching still

But it was the rhythm of the dancers
That gave the poets life
It was the spirit of the poets
That gave the soldiers strength to fight
It was the fire of the young ones
It was the wisdom of the old
It was the story of the poor man
That needed to be told

It is the rhythm of the dancers
That gives the poets life
It is the spirit of the poets
That gives the soldiers strength to fight
It is the fire of the young ones
It is the wisdom of the old
It is the story of the poor man
That's needing to be told

One by one, we'll be running away
With our made up minds to leave it all behind
As the light begins to fade, in the city on the hill
The city on the hill

One by one, we'll be running away
With our made up minds, to leave it all behind
As the light begins to fade, in the city on the hill
The city on the hill

Come home
And the Father's calling still
Come home
To the city on the hill

Come home

Description: 

 

This story song depicts the body of Christ. Jesus Himself referenced his Church as a city on a hill, a beacon of welcoming brightness and truth to the world.The song draws a picture of two old men sitting and talking. They're trying to remember what happened to the city on the hill because it's not there anymore. As they weave through the stories, they remember the warriors thought everyone was weak so they went off and started their own city. The dancers didn't think everyone had enough spirit so they went off and started their own city. It's an allegory of the factions of the modern Church, the result of predominantly like-minded people often dwelling upon non-essentials and personal taste to go their own direction.If you were to walk in your church right now and ask five different people, "What is the most important emphasis in your church?" each would give a different answer. One would say the proclamation of God's Word is most important, one would say discipleship, another would say small groups, and yet another would say missions. God designed us with different personalities and preferences. Unfortunately, we often make personalities and preferences the priority.First Corinthians 12 inspired this song. The Apostle Paul recognized the differences in us all—some of us are a hand, some are a foot, some an eye—but we all serve a distinct and important purpose and are interdependent. We have to dwell on our like-mindedness if we are ever going forge a lasting impact for God's Kingdom. The song reminds us that we really do complete each other in the kingdom when we come together.