Summary: We have asked, we have believed, we have prayed, we have questioned about the harvest of souls, we would all like to see come into our church! We can't continue to be individualist, it's time we became unified and....
Unity Equals, "Unlimited Possibilities"
Ephesians 4:1-5 NKJ
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,
2 with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,
3 endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;
5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you[a] all.
Paul said, I beseech you, to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, This was not a general letter to be posted for unbelievers to read.Paul was speaking directly to those who called themselves, Christians
A little 5-year-old boy one day was playing with his 2-year-old brother when the 2 year old reached up and yanked his older brother’s hair. He screamed in pain, and his mother came rushing in. He cried and said that his younger brother had pulled his hair. His mom said, “Well, he’s only 2 years old and he doesn’t know what its like to have his hair pulled.” The mom left and seconds later she heard a scream from the bedroom, but this time it was the 2 year old screaming in pain. She rushed in and asked what had happened, to which the 5 year old explained, “You said he didn’t know what it felt like, well now he does.”
How many of you realize, you didn't choose God, how many of you are aware, that He chose you?
The Holy Spirit, gently called you to salvation and to a life long walk with the One who created you.
If you never realized that you were called before, now you do! And I want you to realize how special you are and how much God loves you today
I also want you to know, that we haven't been called for a solo career, to be glory stealers, we have been called to work together for the Glory of God!
For one day we will receive our reward, when we lay our crowns and trophies at Jesus feet and believe me, it will mean much more then, than it does in the here and now! Amen?
We have an incredible opportunity before us as a body of believers.
This morning I want to talk about the power of unity and the opportunity that stands wide open before us.
We have asked, we have believed, we have prayed, we have questioned about the harvest of souls, we would all like to see come into our church.
Up until this point, we have done all those things individually,
but not collectively and as a unified body of believers.
1. The state or quality of being one; singleness.
2. The state or quality of being in accord; harmony.
3. The combination or arrangement of parts into a whole; unification.
4. Singleness or constancy of purpose or action; continuity: "In an army you need unity of purpose"
In Gods army, you need the same thing, there is strength in unity!
12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Just how much strength, TBS. enough to where, nothing would be impossible to achieve,
This is what can happen when there is unity as a common thread,
Have you ever heard of the Tower of Babel?
Genesis 11:4-7 NASB
4 They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
5 The Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.
6 The Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.
7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech
Everything that has ever been achieved and considered great through out all of history, has had unity involved and as one of the main ingredients, through the process!
Acts 2:1-4 NKJ
1. When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord[a] in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them.