Unity in Christ – 1 Corinthians 1:10-17

God Desires Unity In The Body Of Christ 10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought. 11Continue reading “Unity in Christ – 1 Corinthians 1:10-17”

Unity in Worship – 1 Timothy 2:3-10

Let Us All Lift Hands Together In Holy Worship 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gaveContinue reading “Unity in Worship – 1 Timothy 2:3-10”

Unity In The Body – Ephesians 4:1-6

Strive For Unity Within The Body Of Christ 1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the SpiritContinue reading “Unity In The Body – Ephesians 4:1-6”

Unity in Christ – Psalm 133

There is great blessing in unity 1 How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! 2 It is like precious oil poured on the head, running down on the beard, running down on Aaron’s beard, down on the collar of his robe. 3 It is as if the dew ofContinue reading “Unity in Christ – Psalm 133”

Unity in Christ: Colossians 3:11

All Are ONE in Christ Jesus Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. Prior Promises Paul implies that since Christ is all, and is in all, we are all one in Christ.  The Jews were given the Law ofContinue reading “Unity in Christ: Colossians 3:11”

Combat Training with God – Matthew 18:15-17

 Discipline Is a Corporate Issue – Not Just a Personal One 15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matterContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Matthew 18:15-17”

Unity in Christ – Philippians 2:1-2

Be One in the Spirit and of One Mind 1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spiritContinue reading “Unity in Christ – Philippians 2:1-2”

Combat Training with God – 2 Corinthians 10:5

 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, We have been given a great gift – the gift of free will.  To have that gift, God has given us a mind that is able to think with reason AND emotion.  Part ofContinue reading “Combat Training with God – 2 Corinthians 10:5”

Identity in Christ – John 15:5 (ESV)

I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. Just as a branch needs the sap of nourishment from the tree, so do we need the same from Jesus Christ.  The branch isContinue reading “Identity in Christ – John 15:5 (ESV)”

Combat Training with God – Mark 9:29

He replied, “This kind can come out only by prayer [and fasting (the text in these brackets does not appear in all of the manuscripts)]. Some of the greatest feats in the Bible were done by people who prayed AND fasted.  Fasting is a nearly lost discipline in the American church.  We have been soContinue reading “Combat Training with God – Mark 9:29”

Unity with God – Ephesians 5:21

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ouch.  There’s that word – submission.  Yielding your preferences, desires, goals, way of doing things – to someone else.  Admit it – it’s HARD to submit.  We greatly desire to have our own way.  Very few things chafe us more than having to do something someoneContinue reading “Unity with God – Ephesians 5:21”

Identity in Christ – Ephesians 1:13-14

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory.Continue reading “Identity in Christ – Ephesians 1:13-14”

Unity with God – Galatians 3:28

There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. What does it mean to be “one in Christ”?  In this passage, it would appear that we are to stop thinking of division by race, ancestry, position, and even gender. ButContinue reading “Unity with God – Galatians 3:28”