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Therefore, it is utterly imposable if we do not study and learn God’s Word. For the words of Jesus as recorded in John 8:31&32 declares, “If you abide in My word (hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them), you are truly My disciples. And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.”
The Word is called Truth. This Truth will set us free from guilt, condemnation, self-rejection, self-hatred, stubbornness, rebellion, and denial to pursue our collective goal for our family and this Church.
Now to our second concept, lets look at the importance of unity. Matt. 12:25, Jesus said, ”Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”
Various kinds of bitterness, strife, factionalism, and rebellion, is from the devil trying to destroy our home, family, church, and ultimately our destiny. Therefore, we must disarm our nemeses, resist the “fighting together”, and peruse our destiny with unity of mind, purpose, rule, and direction; as Paul’s states in verse sixteen of our text.
For unity among us despite our differences, without compromising truth, is one of God’s great desires.
As Christians, as brothers and sisters in the Lord, we can accomplish far more by working together than by acting individually. God instructed the Church to “bear one another’s burdens.” When we do-when we work together and share common goals and values-there is no limit on what we can accomplish.
Furthermore, Eph. 4:3-4 admonishes us to endeavor, make an effort, pursue with purpose, to keep unity. For His Spirit has created the bond of peace, the spiritual cord that binds us together in love. Though we are unique and have different roles, we are completely unified in every divine aspect and purpose, to thwart our enemy who’s purpose is to kill, still, and destroy our dreams, aspirations, and desires.
Now, to our third component, we must press on to our collective goal and mission through obedience to God’s Word.
For John 14:15 Jesus says, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” This is what I believe He is telling us in this passage. “If you continue to believe in Me, if you abide in Me, you will be able to do the type of works you have seen in Me do, and even more of them because my spirit will be in each of you, working in you and through you to accomplish my purpose for you.”
So, no devil in hell, and no opposing force can prevent us in pursuing our goal and purpose if we stay obedient to the Word of God, obedient to the plan of God, and obedient to the direction of God for this church and for our life. For obedience is a mark of a true disciple!
Now to my last point, the fourth component that will guaranty our success as men and women of God in our families and Church is Love.
For love is unselfish. It is a purposeful act of self-giving. It is a thoughtful and willing commitment that keeps a family together, a church together, and a neighborhood at peace. Love even puts worldly successes in right perspective. As we move together in one direction, purpose
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