POLITICS IN CHURCH Part 4: How To Be United & StrongOctober 25, 2020
We must put our faith filter in front of our political filter.
Divided—Weak and Ineffective
1 Corinthians 1:10
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.
Divisions: schisma (skhis’-mah); a split, a division, a schism, a ripping or tearing apart.
John 17:20-21, 23
“…I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one… 23 so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
What will unify the church?
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.
We believe the local church is the hope of the world.
We can do infinitely more together than we can apart!