Yesterday as I was leaving Publix, I paused because a lady was exiting at the same time with two very large balloons making it unlikely that we could make it through the double doors at the same time without colliding. So, I paused. As she passed, I noticed that she had one large Kansas City Chiefs balloon and another large Philadelphia Eagles balloon.
“It looks like a divided household,” I said as I got in step behind her, to which she responded, “I don’t have a dog in this fight.” I wish that were the sentiment that most Christians had over things that are of little or no consequence in the kingdom of God. Sadly, far too often we not only have a dog in the fight, we have a few dogs in the fight.
Jesus said that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand (Matt. 12:25). On the other hand, He said our complete unity would enable the world to know that Christ was sent by the Father and that the Father loved his people. Could we be so worried that the people inside the church know that the Father loves them, that we’ve neglected the unity that would allow the outside world to know?
Join us in worship as we explore our fifth missional priority: Gospel Unity. (And be ready to call out the first four.)