Unity among believers is so important that the New Testament gives more attention to the unity of the church than to either heaven or hell. God desires us to experience oneness and harmony with each other.
Unity is the heart of fellowship. Destroy it, and you rip the heart out of Christ’s body. Without unity there is no fellowship - and without fellowship there is no church.
The Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit is unified and God wants us to be unified too. Our Heavenly Father, like every parent, enjoys watching his children being together and getting along with each other. Jesus, in his final moments before being arrested, prayed passionately for our unity. And the Holy Spirit is the one who unites us in love.
Nothing is more valuable to God than his church. He paid the highest price for it, and it is worth protecting. Part of your responsibility as a believer is to protect the unity where you fellowship. " Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." Ephesians 4:3
As believers, the Bible says we share one Lord, one body, one purpose, one Father, one Spirit, one hope, one faith, one baptism, and one love. We share the same salvation, the same life, and the same future -- factors far more important than any differences we could enumerate. We should concentrate on these things.
"Let us concentrate on the things which make for harmony and the growth of our fellowship together."
This weekend Celebration Community Church will be hosting the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Regional Assembly-a gathering of representatives from over forty churches spread throughout Kansas. This body was instrumental in the starting of C3 over 18 years ago.
One of the mottos of Barton Stone, a founding father of this movement that was started on the American frontier in 1809 was, “Let the unity of all Christians be our polar star” I have tried to embrace that ideal since entering the ministry over 25 years ago.
An unbelieving world will know we are Christians…by the way we love one another.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
Saturday, November 15th 6:30pm
Great Food-Great Music-Great Fun-Great Bargains, all for the GREAT Commission.
Kansas State Wildcats have donated a Bill Snyder autographed football.
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