Summary: In order for a church to function properly, it must have unity. Learn about the grace portion of unity, the ground portion of unity, the gift portion of unity and the growth portion of unity.
WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
PASTOR: TERRY VAUGHAN
SERMON TITLE: UNITY. THE SOLUTION FOR THE POLLUTION
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved. He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
TEXT VERSE: Psalms 133:1 “BEHOLD, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!”
Now I want you to take your Bibles and turn over to Ephesians. While you’re turning there, we thank God for unity. If there is one thing that the devil does not like, it’s team work. If you want to defeat the devil this morning, just get a bunch of Christians together that’s got their heart and their minds on the Lord Jesus Christ and the devil will run. The devil likes to get into just one man, woman, boy or girl and he starts trying to bring them down. The Bible says that one sinner destroyeth much good. It seems to me like things work better as a whole. I want to preach to you this morning on: Unity, the solution for the pollution. You want to keep the devil out? You want things to keep going smooth? You want to see God’s work really being done? Then come together like they did in the day of Pentacost. The Bible said they were all together in one place, in one mind and one accord. The Bible said they heard a sound from heaven, like a rushing mighty wind. It filled all the house where they were sitting. What we need in the Baptist’s churches is some Christian people that will put Christ first in their individual life and come together in God’s house rejoicing, singing and praising God. We need to love one another this morning. We can get a whole lot more done by putting God first than we can by putting him last. There’s a lot of Christians and churches today that are leaving God out. I want God to be first in my life today and I know you do too.
Luke 11:17 “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.” There’s one thing God is not a part of and that’s division. I’m glad I’m serving a God that likes to build unity. The Bible said, Let everything be done decently and in order. The Bible said that God is not the author of confusion. But the devil is. We get in one mind and one accord and we’ll see some souls saved. Not only at this church but everywhere.
First Corinthians 1:13 “Is Christ divided?” I have news for you, he’s not. We’re serving the same God that Christians were years ago. You have lost loved ones just like I do and we need to turn them over to God. Don’t let one day go by where you don’t pray for them. Ask God to save them and ask God to use you to reach them. Because a divided house will fall.
First Corinthians 12:12 “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.” We’re one body.