Diversity and Unity in the Multicultural Australia

Sunday 26th March 2023

You are welcome to worship in person this Sunday at 10.15am.  Hand sanitizer and masks are available if you would like to use them.

We are also live streaming of our services.  The service can be seen each Sunday morning commencing at 10.15am.  Here is the link to our YouTube channel to access the live streaming: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHEm1fJeADpcP6gO1BsBKcg 

Diversity and Unity in the Multicultural Australia  

Galatians 3:23-29, 1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27-30 

Australia is a multicultural country. People from all over the world have come to call Australia home and have often brought with them aspects from their own cultures. While the First Fleet was forced immigration, the free settlers that came later started waves of immigration that continue to today. This episode looks at people such as JD Lang and George Fife Angas who came to this country as people of faith, and who helped shape this nation. 

The mission of God is to the whole world and the ultimate picture of heaven is every tongue, tribe and nation standing side by side in praise. Our multicultural nation, cities and (hopefully) churches should reflect this mission of God!   

In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul speaks of the diversity of gifts and talents among believers. He likens the church to a body, with each member having a unique function and contribution to make. In a multicultural country like ours, diversity is a gift. We have the opportunity to learn from each other, to celebrate our differences, and to create a richer and more vibrant society.  We must also strive for unity. In verse 25, Paul reminds us that we must value and respect each other, regardless of our differences. 

As we celebrate our diversity and strive for unity, let us remember that our ultimate goal is to glorify God. Let us seek to reflect the love and grace of Christ in all that we do, and let us build a society that honours and celebrates the diversity of God’s creation. May we be a people who embrace diversity, who seek unity, and who glorify God in all that we do.  IL-WOONG.