Becoming a Christian is one thing, but what does it look like to live as one? (Especially once you throw other people into the mix.) Paul paints a picture of unity among believers. There is the familiar list of vices to avoid and virtues to foster, but these behaviors are motivated and empowered by Christ and our response to His sacrificial love. Thankfulness, peace, and harmony - those sounds pretty good. Of course, my fantasy football team is still going to crush yours.
1. Does this vision of a unified Church seem realistic? Why does it fall apart in practice?
2. Do you feel like one of God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved? How might it affect your life if that truth would sink in a little more fully?
Challenge: Unity. Today is about unity. Make a special effort to focus on Christ’s love for you so you can seek peace with those around you today. (Even if they are still wrong.)
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