The Church's Role in HIS-tory
After flying through the Bible in 14 weeks and seeing God's story through history, we take a look at The Church's role in God's story... right now! Touching briefly on the church's call to Worship, Discipleship, and Mission, we land on the often-misunderstood call to Unity and what this call means for your life.
Church's role in God's story
a. Worship -
b. Discipleship -
c. Mission -
d. Unity -
What is Unity in The Church?
Practical living of Unity -
a. A new commandment I give you -
b. Francis Schaeffer: "Jesus is giving the right to the world to judge if someone is a Christian or not based on how well they love other Christians" -
a. This passage gives us the reason we are to be unified: so that the lost can see that the Father sent the Son to save them!
b. Schaeffer: "We cannot expect the world to believe that the Father sent the Son, that Jesus' claims are true, and that Christianity is true, unless the world sees some reality of the oneness of true Christians!"
a. We all approach The Church's call to Unity differently -
b. Unity is hard! -
c. Unity is a heart issue -
d. For your life, your church, and The Church -
e. Communion: Christ's physical body was broken so that His Body could be one!