When Unity Fails, We Miss . . .

I want you to think about a church where division secretly lurks and people are suspicious of others’ actions all the time, therefore bringing about an atmosphere of mistrust and non-encouragement.  It might look something like this:

  • Someone is jealous that they are not the teacher of the biggest Sunday School class.
  • Everyone thinks the pastor is the only one who can visit people.
  • We have a hard time truly caring for suffering people because we think it’s another part of the body’s job.
  • We struggle with how we should relate to Christians in other parts of the world; worse yet, we secretly wonder why we send so much money to missions.
  • An individual thinks that because they are a new believer they don’t have much to offer in the way of being involved.  Worse yet; church leadership agrees.
  • It is difficult for people to feel like they have a ministry because all ministry is about programs and time slots that support the functioning of the church.
  • The use of spiritual gifts is confined to the church building.

Is this getting you thinking?  The body of Christ is AMAZING teaching, and our humanity can make the body (locally or globally) very ill very quickly.  I pray that we would strive to build up the body and promote healthy Christianity in all things at all times and in all ways.

Got you thinking on a Friday?  Good.

In Christ,

Pastor Kevin

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