The Character Required to Build Lasting Community
How will you and I build a lasting community? How will you survive and thrive as a long-term member of your local church?
One Body, One Spirit, One Hope
As Christians, we're called to unity, but not unity at any price. Our unity is centered around Jesus Christ.
The Unity of the Spirit
We are called to be eager to maintain unity. But why is unity so important? And how do we become eager to maintain unity with other Christians?
Are Church Denominations Divisive or Necessary?
There are many different groups and denominations that fall under the umbrella of "Christianity." Is this a sign of division?
Christian Unity: The Practice of Our Unity (Part 2)
Jesus doesn't want us to wait until we get to heaven for His prayer for our unity to be answered. This prayer of Jesus for our unity should be the direction of our lives here and now.
Relationship Fallouts and What to Do About Them
Things that drive a wedge between you and some other soul. Things that sadly cause relationship fallouts; and let us look at what to do about these fallouts.
Do You Love Christians Who You Disagree With?
The true test of our love for other Christians isn't so much on how we love other Christians who we agree with on everything, but rather on how we treat...
Preserving Unity Through Love
Christians in America are living in a day when major emphasis is placed on right doctrine and good theology. This is good and vital, but sadly...
The Urgent Priority of Unity (Part 5)
"...leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering." Matthew 5:24
Wisdom to Preserve Unity (Part 4)
For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God...
Character of the Unity of the Church (Part 2)
"...with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."
Purpose of the Unity of the Church (Part 1)
I am going to speak to you, over the course of these meetings, over the topic of the unity of the church. I think that under the preaching of the Gospel...
What Mindset Promotes Unity in the Local Church?
A mindset of humility promotes unity in a local church. That is a mindset that is not always being opinionated, or thinking we always know what is right...
Maintaining Unity in Your Church
As a believer maintaining unity in your church should be a priority. However, there are some in the church who are divisive, and a critic of every little thing that...
Paul’s Struggle for the Unity of the Saints
Disunity is a very discouraging thing. But what strength comes from unity. Like the little wires, all knit together, make the strength of the cable, so it is for the church.
The Love Behind Church Discipline
Should we let love cover a multitude of sins? Yes, and at the heart of loving our brethren, we want a person's greatest good. Yet there are times when...
Us and Them? Black and White? Or One in Christ?
When we speak as Christians about "us and them", isn't the very nature of those pronouns divisive talk? The Bible doesn't teach us, "black and white"...
True Biblical Unity
I want to speak, in my one session, on the blessedness of Christians dwelling together in unity. True biblical unity of believers....
If you just think about what pride is, that is what racism is rooted in.
How To Get the Most Out of Your Pastors
Some passages in the Bible are very hard to understand. However Hebrews 13:17 is not hard to understand, rather it's hard to hear.
Obey Your Leaders
When some people hear the command in Hebrews 13:17 to "obey your leaders" they may tend to bristle...
The Christian’s Love for the Blood Bought Ones
If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother...
Consider Others in Order to Stir Them Up
If you are thinking about ways you can specifically help and encourage others then this is a tremendous measure of maturity.
Every Relationship Right
Do you have to avoid brethren in meetings because things are not really right with you and them?
Who Do You Really Care For?
Care says "Not my needs but yours." Do you know someone who will lay down their life for you? Who will weep for you if you drift from the Lord? How many of us have a tear to shed when someone walks away from the faith? Do we really care?
Live in True Harmony and Unity for Christ
Romans 15:5 - May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus,
Let Love be genuine.
I trust we are of the same seed, and shall at last stand before the same throne for ever; and who knows but we shall first be tied to the same stake, and ascend up in the same chariot. Let us not then quarrel, though we can’t see alike.
You ought never to immediately send a harsh, rebuking letter or text message to someone, especially if you have written it in the heat of emotion. Let the message sit overnight. Let your passions cool, and then read the message again before you send it. This practice will save you much heartache that might otherwise spring from a hasty rashness.
To have fellowship with men who deny the truth is to deny the truth by implying that the truth does not matter.
Beloved, I think many of us think that we’re men or women, but by how we handle our differences in our local churches, we’re proving to still be children.
There are people who love those who agree with them and admire them, but have no time for those who oppose and dislike them. A Christian’s love must be universal!
Church unity comes from corporate humility.