Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The Motivation for Unity

Our Strategy and Building Teams are reading the book  The Great Evangelical Recession, by John Dickerson. He points out that one of the areas hurting the church today is the lack of unity.  Remembering this is how believers will impact the world for Christ, unity is one of the things Christ prayed for in His High Priestly prayer in John 17.  Paul urged us to keep this unity in Ephesians 4 and then we are reminded in 1st John that one of the tests of our salvation is our love for one another. In his book, Dickerson gives an illustration via a youtube clip and what unity can really do.  This link has had millions of hits and you may have seen it, but I want to encourage you to look at this through the lens of unity and remembering that we have a real enemy who is like a lion -  his desire is to devour. One of the ways he does this is through isolation and division. I hope this serves as motivation for us as believers to be united against our enemy and be unified for the glory of our Father!




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