1. There are all kinds:
a. Cars & Trucks
b. Military vehicles & Trains
c. Planes & boats
2. At present I am working on a ship, the HMS Bounty.
a. There are many reasons a ship can become famous, usually because of a great battle or race.
b. But that is not the case in this instance.
c. The ship is famous for a mutiny: Capt Bligh & Mr. Christian are name synonymous with the story
d. This was not always the case: there was a time when they all worked together to make it though a storm around Cape Horn, South America
- For thirty days they fought hurricane force winds, rain, snow and the most terrible conditions.
- Yet they are remembered for mutiny!
e. You cannot pilot a ship like this one without everyone being on the same page – working together, in unity.
B. Just as it takes unity on a ship to bring it though a storm, so it is with church and families. We need one another to survive.
1. Hence, God has given us His Church which is the body of Christ.
2. Through Christ we are bound together in a community of faith.
a. Belonging to Christ we belong to each other.
b. Fellowship with Christ means fellowship with each other. Through Christ, God has made us a family.
c. As such we are to live in unity!
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So how can a diverse body like the church achieve the sort of unity that God desires? By growing up. By becoming more like Christ as we grow into him. So speak the truth in love, and grow into Christ who is our head, Do your part in bringing the church to