Scripture Passage: Philippians 1:27
Paul reminds us that we are citizens of heaven and, as such, should lived our lives worthy of the gospel. Unity — common values, common goals, common struggles — is essential to living out our citizenship in a world that watches every move we make.
It is important to understand that unity is not union, uniformity, or unanimity. Unity refers to oneness of heart, a similarity of purpose, and an agreement on truth. Paul explained how unity happens.
First, we must have common a common relationship. As Christ-followers we have the same Heavenly Father and are members of the same family.
Take a moment to thank God for those with whom you are connected at Kingsland.
Second, a part of cultivating unity is a common spirit. We must rely on the Holy Spirit to lead us as members of God’s family.
Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you to work cooperatively with others.
Third, to cultivate unity we must have a common mission. We must move in the same direction. We must work side by side in order to advance God’s purposes in the world today.
Take time this week to get acquainted with our new EmpoweredHomes.org website. Encourage others you know to visit the site to glean ideas on how to have a home that glorifies God. Determine to work cooperatively with other members of our family to reach 10,000 homes with the good news of Jesus Christ.