United Rebuke

In 2 Corinthians 2:6-7, we read: “I believe that your united rebuke has been punishment enough for him. Instead of more punishment, what he needs most is your encouragement through your gracious display of forgiveness” (TPT).  The first thing we read in this passage is that we unite together as a body in the rebuke. … Continue reading United Rebuke

Diversity is Required

Everyone is different and that is great. It’s actually how God created us. Yes, we are all made in His image. But even with His thumbprint on each of us, it’s true — we are all very different. We have different personalities, likes, dislikes, different backgrounds, different skill sets, different ethnicities, different opinions, etc. It … Continue reading Diversity is Required

Handle With Care: Fasten the Zipper

Week 4 – Fasten the Zipper [John 17:20-23] CARING FOR UNITY Why? Jesus Prays for Unity Unity points to Jesus     1 Corinthians 1:10 - I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you … Continue reading Handle With Care: Fasten the Zipper

Belong to Each Other

As Christians, we understand that we are each part of the body of Christ. We understand that the Church is comprised of many parts that each has a special function. The Church is people. Each of us are different. Each of us are part of the body of Christ. We also know that Jesus Christ … Continue reading Belong to Each Other

No Favoritism

In the world, we have favoritism. There are people we enjoy more. There are things we like more. We usually have favorites. But the Bible says that favoritism is a sin (James 2:9). We are not supposed to have favorites. There are people who believe that God has favorites; however, He does not show favoritism. … Continue reading No Favoritism