A Unifying Church Member
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Delivered By
Travis Markes
Delivered On
January 20, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Subject
We are Blanchard First
Description

“Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.” (Acts 4:32-33 ESV)

1. Biblical unity within the church is important. (Acts 4:32)

*They were a family of faith.

*They were a community of faith.

*They were partners in the faith.

2. The power of God will be experienced in a unified church. (Acts 3:33)

*Growth of the church.

*The ability to withstand Satan’s attacks.

*Finding strength in diversity.

3. God’s favor will be enjoyed by a unified church. (Acts 4:33)

4. A unified church is an answer to prayer. (John 17:20-23)

“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.” (John 17:20-23 ESV)

5. Unity is not to be created, it is to be protected.