SPIRITUAL UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST

"SPIRITUAL UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST"
PHILIPPIANS 2:1-4


INTRO: The Book of Philippians has a lot to say about JOY THAT STEMS FROM THE SUFFICIENCY OF CHRIST IN OUR LIVES. But one thing that robs Christians of JOY is DISUNITY! Today we are going to learn how to MAINTAIN BIBLICAL UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST.
WARNING: One of the GREATEST DANGERS facing the Body of Christ is DISUNITY. DISUNITY will disrupt, weaken and destroy a Church through disharmony, conflict and division and should be avoided at all costs!
OBSERVATIONS ON DISUNITY:
1) DISUNITY in the Church deeply GRIEVES the Lord.
2) DISUNITY in the Church is one of SATAN'S major Objectives.
3) DISUNITY in the Church is an INDICATION of Spiritual Weakness.
4) DISUNITY in the Church PREVENTS the advancement of the Gospel.
OBSERVATIONS ON UNITY:
1) UNITY in the Church is the KEY to effectiveness in the Church.
2) UNITY in the Church was a PART of Christ's prayer for the Church
-John 17:20-23
3) UNITY in the Church is TWO-FOLD
-Positional Unity - 1 Corinthians 12:13,14
-Practical Unity - Ephesians 4:3-6
4) UNITY in the Church is a MAJOR THEME of Paul's Epistles
-Romans 15:5-7; 1 Corinthians 1:10; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Galatians 5:26;
Ephesians 4:1-6; Colossians 3:12-15; 1 Thessalonians 4:9,10

Sermon preached 9/20/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull

Part #2 preached 9/27/20 AM by Pastor Gary G. Dull

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