United We Stand

Maintain the unity of the
Spirit in the bond of peace.
       —Ephesians 4:3

A united church is one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever see; a divided church, one of the ugliest.

Insistence that everyone must see everything the same way I do is among the most destructive mindsets a Christian can have because it instills a judgmental inflexibility that prohibits unity.

First-century Christians differed on many things, but “were one in heart and mind,” united by their shared commitment and devotion to Jesus. A.W. Tozer observed, “that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other.”

John put it this way: “If we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another” (1 Jn 1:7).

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity” (Ps 133:1).

Jesus is my brother. Jesus is your brother.
So you and I are siblings.

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