2/1/2010 - Divided We Fall Proverbs 6:16,19
Divided We Fall
SCRIPTURE: Pro. 6:16 There are six things the Lord hates . . . 19 a person who sows discord in a family.
OBSERVATION: We have a million excuses for dividing people; "I have a new revelation", "I don't like this new kind of worship", "we've discovered a new way of doing things." The church of Jesus Christ, the family of God, is hopelessly divided. The Church divides into denominations, denominations split over doctrine and congregations split over worship styles. There is so much pain that people have experienced and the church has injured it's witness in the world simply because we don't recognize how much God hates the sowing of discord.
APPLICATION/CONFESSION: As a Pastor I need to lift high the value of unity. I need to make sure that people know that when they have legitimate concerns that they will be fully heard, so that they won't feel compelled toward division and discord. My lack of a willingness to listen can be a huge contributing cause to "discord in the family." I want to promote unity through love at all times.
PRAYER: Lord, help us. We are so divided as a larger church family. Teach us to promote unity and never sow discord. You hate it, so should we. Help me Lord, to provide an atmosphere where people care share their concerns and grievances and receive love so that division will become less likely.
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