Sermons on Christian Unity
We are too prone to engrave our trials in marble and write our blessings in sand. So write God’s blessings in marble so that you live in joyful worship of God every day.
This week, we welcomed special guest Ron Zappia, Senior Pastor of Highpoint Church in the Chicago area as he taught from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. We were not created to live in isolation and this passage shows us that a healthy church community stands alongside and lifts one another up through every season of life.
No one believes in Jesus and continues to live the same old life. Any faith in Christ that does not change our practical life is a false faith.
Church is not so much a place to go to as it is a family to which we belong. We do not gather together to honor God through our activities, we gather together to honor God through our love for Him and for His people.
We must encourage and exhort one another every day so that each person in our church family finishes life with a good, believing heart.
Our local church is a spiritual family to whom we belong and are committed to love, serve, encourage, strengthen and sharpen for the glory of God. It’s a community that derives life from a mutual love for and a shared experience with Jesus.
Our radical worship of God leads us to confront our own selfishness. Self-centeredness always presses the church to be about disputable matters, while God-centeredness always yields disputable matters over to God and humbly pursues the spiritual health of others.
Our devotion to God leads us to maintain unity. We must go out of our way to welcome one another in love without letting disputable matters disrupt the health of the church.