Saturday, September 1, 2012

Unity In The Church Introduction

Ephesians 4:3-7 (KJV)
Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

Many today search for unity within the walls of their church but to no avail.  Why?  If you do not try to make sure the members of your congregation are all on the same page, doctrinally speaking, then you will have no hope to gain, much less maintain unity.  The most basic issue is the bible version issue.  If everyone does not read from the same version then you are already off to a bad start.  You can not have unity in your church if their "textbook" is different.  I use this analogy quite often.  In a mathematics class, I could assign homework from page 37, but if the student has a different textbook, their page 37 may not have problems on it, but rather different information about a completely different subject.  That student would then be confused about the homework but would still be held responsible for learning the material for the test.  Is that fair?  Yes.  That student has the same access to the same textbook but chose to get the wrong textbook.  They will not have the proper knowledge and would invariably fail the test.  Is it their fault our the textbook provider?  It is their fault of course.  Therefore, that is one reason why I want to make sure everyone knows they need to read and study from the King James Bible.  If we all have the same version, then we all know the same information.  This is step one to unity.

We are going to look at each of the seven "ones" in Ephesians 4.  Of course this will come from the KJV.  If you do not have one, get one.  Or you can just read the verses I post throughout the study.

Grace and Peace
Greg Resor
Complete in Him

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