2/1/2010 - Divided We Fall Proverbs 6:16,19
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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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1/31/2007 - Fear the Lord
Posted by Anonymous I think what needs to happen for Christians today is to realize unity begins with their personal walk with Jesus. How can two walk together except they be agreed?

How many of us walk around with sin in our hearts knowing that it separates us from the Lord. There is no such thing as "once saved always saved" if one unrighteous act can wipe out all the righteous deeds we have accrued. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

If every believer could understand that the Lord means business when it comes to hatred and lying, then things could change for the better.

If a child continually lied and made up awful stories about his brothers and sisters, he would be in a heap of trouble with his parents.

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