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
Notice the UNITY of the Bible. it is miraculous!
* The Bible was written over a period of 1,500 years.
• The Bible was written by over 40 different authors (Among them were kings, military leaders, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, tax collectors, poets, statesmen, musicians,
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 Jw Worcester on Feb 8, 2021
As I think of the unity of God’s Gospel to us, I’m reminded of the unity I’ve experienced over the years with other saints on short term mission trips, volunteer positions at a crisis pregnancy center and a “Rescue Mission”, Promise Keepers (Men’s nationwide Ministry), and the Urban-Suburban
Contributed by Sermon Central 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 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 B H Grace on Dec 17, 2020
Psalms 133:1 A Song of degrees of David. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
Ephesians 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son
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 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 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 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
The huge redwood trees in California are considered the largest living things on earth and the tallest trees in the world. Some of them are over 300 feet high and over 2,500 years old. One would think that trees so large would have a tremendous root system, reaching down hundreds of feet into the
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