Why Is Unity Important in the Body of Christ?
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind (Philippians 2:1-2).
Several years ago, there was a lady in our church who needed an urgent blood transfusion. So some members of our church got together and decided they were going to go donate the blood she needed. It saved her life. The blood donors made a card for this dear woman and wrote, “We gave our blood for you because Jesus gave His blood for us.”
It blessed her immensely. And it gave all of us at the church a good perspective on what it means to give ourselves for the sake of one another. We do that when we forgive, when we show favor, and when we give sacrificially to one another. That’s what the body of Christ is all about!
As we look at the early church, we see a group of men and women who really did share life together. There was no physical need that went unmet because they cared so deeply for one another. And with so much individualism in our culture today, we can learn a lot from them!
All believers are united in Christ. And just as you’d miss any part of your body that was cut off, each individual believer is important in the overall function. So be united in Christ with other believers and you’ll experience the joy of sharing life with others.
Share life with other believers as one and you'll experience the joy of unity in Christ!
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