Our Lord taught us to be at peace with each other, all of the way from the first Apostles down to us. Yet, we often fight each other (often, over who is a “real” Christian, as we define it). This has been going on since the Apostle Paul began his missionary journeys. How are we continuing, as Christians, in something that Jesus Himself told us specifically the opposite to do?
Questions for further thought:
1. What would Christ Himself, in your mind, think about the ways in which the church has responded to His command of being in unity with one another?
2. What are some common misconceptions that you think some denominations have about each other that maybe are not accurate?
Challenge: Jesus Himself prayed to His Father, and ours, that we would all be united in Him. Please pray that we would make the same prayer, and then allow the Holy Spirit to show us the ways in which we may be judging our own Christian brothers and sisters by non-Biblical standards, and correct our own blindness in certain areas.
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