One of the greatest days in church history was on the day of Pentecost. The Bible tells us they were in one place and in total unity. There were no divisions among them. They were from different backgrounds, they had different personalities, different likes and came from every walk of life. Some were wealthy, some poor. Some were famous, some were little known. They had all come together, shared a common goal and common purpose, were committed to Jesus and saw God do great and mighty things within their midst.
Unity is of utmost importance within a family. If a husband and wife disagree on everything, you have total chaos. The same is true within the church. I am not talking about what football team you like or whether you like onions or not, we all know onions are from the devil, hehehe. I am talking about agreement on Biblical doctrine and principles. Who is Jesus? Is the Bible our final authority? Are we working together to further the kingdom of God? Are we loving one another as Christ loved the church? This is where unity is so vital.
1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
1 Corinthians 3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
One mind, one voice, one purpose.
The mind of Christ!
The truth spoken in love!
The church glorifying Jesus in all the church does.
Colossians 3:23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
Commit yourself to be a vital part of the local body God has placed you in.
Prayer: Father, in the name of Jesus, help me to be connected and a vital part of my church family. May they be able to count on me. Help me to be an encouragement to others. Use me to minister to needs of my brothers and sisters in the Lord. Use our church to change lives within our community. Amen