THE CHURCH OF GOD (2)                                           1 Corinthians 1:1-11

And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, (Ephesians 4:11)

The Church of God is the embodiment of Christ here on earth and for all eternity (Ephesians 1:23) God will continue to inhabit His people, and His people will continue to live in Him and worship His majesty forever (John 14:16) The Church of God is called to live in blameless unity. Unity is a characteristic that distinguishes God’s people.

The Church of God is called to live in blameless unity. Unity is a characteristic that distinguishes God’s people. We derive this characteristic from the nature of God in us, therefore, God expects His church to manifest unity through commitment to one another. In essence, the Church of God is one, because it is founded on one gospel, united in one Lord and walking in one spirit (Ephesians 4:4-6) However, the unity of the Church is constantly under attack because the enemy knows she is unstoppable when she walks in unity. Because it is inherent in our fallen human nature for people to be divisive, unity needs to be continually maintained and actively expressed in fellowship. The Bible strongly emphasizes the importance of Christian’s unity. Acts 4:32 says: “Now the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had everything in common.”

God exhorts the Church to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3-8)

PRAYER LINE: Father, please baptize your Church with true love and bind the Body of Christ together with a strong cord of unity in Jesus’ Name. (O. H)

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