The Great Symphony - Sunday, June 17th 2012
"And when the seventh month had come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered together as one man to Jerusalem."
The Bible says that one can put a thousand to flight and that two can put 10,000 to flight. In the book of Acts, the Church was united to the point that they were sharing everything they had with each other. Jesus, Himself, likewise prays for our unity.
John 17:21, "that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me."NKJV
When the Church walks in unity, it's like a fine symphony playing for the world to hear. But, imagine if each person in that symphony was not united. What if the percussionists walked over to the flutists and said, "You really need to beat on that thing to get a good tone out of it". Then the flutists walked over to the violinists and said, "You need to blow on it gently to get a good tone." The violinists then walked over to the trombonists and said, "You really need to use the bow to get a good tone out of that instrument." I just described to you part of what is wrong with the Christian body. Each and every one of us is designed to do something a little bit different than the other, and when we walk in unity, it is incredible. Today, look for ways to play your part while encouraging other believers to do theirs. Together, we will fill the world with God's beautiful song.
Life Lesson: There is incredible power in unity, while division drains power.
Thank You for the Church. I pray that You would unite us together so that we will be better used to reach the world with Your Gospel. Teach us to play our parts well while celebrating and encouraging the parts of others. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Living to tell what He died to say,
Pastor David McGee
Cross the Bridge
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