If you are reading this, you still have time to come out to our Ambassadors Seminar concerning Ministry of the Church:
Scripture clearly teaches that the ministry of the church requires being together in unity.
“I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you…” – 1 Corinthians 1:10
“Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4:3
There are two ways to achieve unity: the easy way and the hard way.
The Easy Way: Reduce the number of doctrines that require agreement. This allows more people to come together regardless of what they believe.
The Hard Way: Increase agreement by communicating sound doctrine. This way more people come together in one mind concerning the truth of God.
Want to take a guess which way most churches practice?
Paul describes the unity God requires.
“…that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.” – 1 Corinthians 1:10
“Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” – Phi 2:2
“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God…” – Ephesians 4:13
Instead of the lowest common doctrinal unity which compromises truth. God requires one mind doctrinal unity which requires evangelism and minds to be changed.
It is not easy to unite around a common belief and understanding. It takes patience, reproof, correction, growth, and faithfulness. In other words, it takes ministry.
The glorious outcome of doing the will of God in unity is worth it. It produces the joy of fellowship around one hope, one faith, and one body with the same mind of Christ.
We will be talking more about ministry unity tomorrow in our Sunday sessions of our seminar. If you can’t make it join us on the live stream:
For the unity of the faith,
Justin “one with y’all” Johnson