Unity: Why It’s Important
Unity: Why It's Important
John 13:34: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” We are not the same and may not agree on everything but our focus should be on what unites us. By our love for each other, our community will know that we belong to God’s family.
Acts 2:42-47 gives an understanding of what a church is to be. It is a diverse group of people linked together by their faith and love for each other.
1 Corinthians 12:12-19 tells us there should be unity despite the diversity in the Body of Christ. The natural flow of works is disunity. Disunity is important to the enemy. We fall into his trap when we are not in unity.
Results of unity:
- Unity is an example to the community. They look not only at the church but at Christianity. We are to be a reflection of Christ.
- It is important to share grace, just as God has given us grace.
- We are the Body of Christ and commanded to love one another.
How does this play out for the church and WBC particularly? We are to head in one direction. Fairness and consistency should be our goal as well as being united in decision making. We are allowed to disagree but not be disagreeable.
Psalm 133:1: Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!