Illustration: There can be union without unity: tie two cats together by their tails and throw them over a clothesline. There you will have union, but certainly
JESUS AND UNITY
Jesus knew that people contribute their uniqueness to churches and therefore they make it stronger. Each person in the body (on the team) contains a host of knowledge, insight and experiences to a scenario, or a situation.
Mike Murdoch makes this observation, "Look at those
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2011
Unity is not simply an intellectual exercise. We can believe the same things, recite the same creeds, belong to the same denomination, but that does not mean we have unity.
In his book Soul Talk, Larry Crabb writes:
"Which is worse? A church program to build community that
Contributed by Shawn Miller on Jun 2, 2016
In one of Aesops fables he describes an old man who had several sons, who were always falling out with one another. He had often, but to no purpose, exhorted them to live together in harmony. One day he called them together, and he gathered a bundle of sticks and tied them together and asked each
Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 17, 2007
I read about a church that split, and that split began over an argument at a potluck supper when a lady brought a congealed salad she made with Cool Whip instead of real whipping cream. There’s a book entitled War In The Pews that talks about real-life instances which are absolutely
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
"Christian unity is not found in uniformity, organization or a particular church, but rather in Jesus and our commitment to His teachings and living them out in our livesIt is only as we join together with others who look different than we do but share a common love and
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 10, 2007
ILLUSTRATION : Unity: Members of the body of Christ are truly dependant on one another.
Three Indonesian mothers, Eti , Rebekka, and Ratna, were imprisoned two years ago for teaching Muslim children in their Sunday School.
Prison was shocking, discouraging and very hard at first. One of the
Contributed by David Simpson on May 29, 2018
When we pray together and work together in fellowship there is a strengthening bond that forms. There is strength in numbers.
Vance Havner said: “Snowflakes are frail, but if enough of them get together they can stop traffic.”
If we are all praying
Contributed by David Ward on Aug 15, 2012
CHRIST BRINGS UNITY
Every three years InterVarsity Christian Fellowship sponsors the Urbana Conference, a gathering that challenges university students to get involved in world evangelization. About 16,000 students from around the world attended the 2009 conference.
After the main session
Contributed by Gary Kelly on Nov 16, 2011
Unity is a heart condition of a regenerated believer that is empowered by the Holy Spirit and bears the fruit of kindness, compassion, peace-making, forgiveness, humbling
Contributed by Ian Johnson on Aug 1, 2007
Unity always brings fellowship, and in fellowship we have communication, and in communication we create special
Contributed by Charles Mallory on May 18, 2010
IN REGARDS TO UNITY, AUTHOR, CHUCK SWINDOLL, WROTE THAT “UNION HAS AN AFFILIATION WITH OTHERS BUT NO COMMON BOND THAT MAKES THEM ONE IN HEART. UNIFORMITY HAS EVERYONE LOOKING AND THINKING ALIKE. UNANIMITY IS COMPLETE AGREEMENT ACROSS THE BOARD. UNITY, HOWEVER, REFERS TO A
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 8, 2006
"One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team.
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jun 6, 2002
[Beauty of Unity, Citation: Mike Royko, One More Time (University of Chicago Press, 1999), pp. 85-87; submitted by Dallas Roark, Emporia, Kansas]
The late columnist Mike Royko writes about a conversation he had with Slats Grobnik, a man who sold Christmas trees.
Slats remembered one couple on
Contributed by Brad Beaman on Jul 29, 2003
One thing church unity does not mean is uniformity. It does not mean we force everyone into the same mold. I saw a cartoon, which pictured a youth talking to a religious leader. The youth had spiked hair, an earring and a chain around his neck and all the trendy clothes. Apparently this youth had
Contributed by Toby Powers on Mar 15, 2006
ILLUSTRATION: It is like the man who was stranded all alone on the deserted island who was rescued. His rescuers asked him what the three structures were that he had built on the island. Three buildings seemed perplexing for just one man. He said one was his house, one
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 6, 2006
The more liberal mainline denominations have experienced substantial decline while others have seen healthy growth. Since 1980 the following shifts have occurred:
· United Methodist Church declined 20.2%
· Evangelical Lutheran Church in America declined 2.2%
· Presbyterian Church (USA)