#1104 – All Together

Good morning people who guard unity in the Church

Acts 2:1-4 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Never under-estimate the power of unity to change an environment and a situation. Unity welcomes in the presence of God and always invites God’s blessing.

Many times we want to see a breakthrough and we wonder what the missing ingredient is. Sometimes that missing ingredient is unity in the Church.

Here’s the reality: not everyone is like you and that’s good news! I’m sure you are a delightfully wonderful person, but you are quite unique and different to everyone else. That again is great news! Our uniqueness is God given and it’s this blended uniqueness in the Church that is a reflection of our amazing God. We should celebrate our uniqueness but we must guard the unity.

You see, unity is not being the same, but rather being of the same heart and the same purpose.

We are not here to have our way; we are here to see God’s kingdom come and God’s will be done on earth just like it is done in heaven.

True unity is when God’s people see things God’s way.

True unity is when Christians lay down their rights and agendas for the things of God.

True unity is summed up by Jesus’ words, “Not My will, but Yours be done”.

What are you doing to build unity in the Church?