The Importance of Unity in the Body of Christ
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28)
Every now and then, I’ll be asked to officiate at weddings at other churches across town. I remember one time specifically when I walked in and saw the pastor of this particular church who had been faithful in ministry for nearly fifty years. Our church had just recently taken out an ad in the paper congratulating him on his ministry, and he was so grateful for that show of appreciation from another church.
There’s a popular misconception among many today that churches are competing for members. Now, I’m not saying it never happens, but I can tell you one thing: that’s not how the Bible calls the body of Christ to act. In fact, churches should be in the business of building up one another because in Christ, we’re all one!
As the body of Christ, we need hundreds and thousands of people working together to expand the Kingdom. We need one another.
So whether you’re Jew or Greek, male or female, Baptist, Methodist, or whatever denomination… so long as Christ is at the center and you share a common faith in His death, burial, and resurrection, stay united and work together for His glory!
Rather than finding reasons to argue and compete, be unified in the body of Christ and work with others for His glory.
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