What Is It That Should Unite Us?

Published on January 22nd, 2017

The Word of God should unite us!  St. Paul writes, “I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.”

(1 Corinthians 1:10 ESV)  Strife and division in a congregation works mightily against evangelism and numerical growth of a congregation.  What is the answer to strife in a congregation? The Word of God! Remember that the Holy Spirit works through the Word of God not only to call us into the Christian faith, but also to give us a new heart, mind, desire and will to do the Will of God. When you are walking according to God’s Will you will be serving God and your neighbor above yourself.  When you are serving others, you will be doing what Jesus exhorts us to be about.  Namely, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  (John 13:34-35 ESV)