From the Pulpit
Last Monday, we spoke about the need for our willingness to become more than we are when God calls us to help those who are in need. As we profess to be followers of Christ, we are united in faith that he is our lord and savior, he is our path towards eternal life in heaven. Though we may have our differences, whether denominational views, Catholic or Protestant ideas and theology. We are bound together by the single idea of Christ as our savior.
We can, at times, allow our differences to separate us. We allow ourselves to become more focused on what divides us, rather than what makes us the same. In Mark 3:25, Jesus tells us that, “if a house stands against itself, that house cannot stand.” Jesus is telling us, that we must all work together as followers, as those who profess our faith in him, as those who know him to be our savior and Lord.
Paul points out that “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28). Paul tells us that we are all as one, we should not focus on our individuality or our separations, rather, we should embrace those things that bring us to together. We also learn in In Acts 10:34, “So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality.” As with Paul, Peter tells us that in the sight of God, we are all children, we are all his people we are all the same in the eyes of God.
We can also see the call to unity in Psalm 133:1 “Behold, how good and pleasant it is
when brothers dwell in unity!”
we are called as one to Christ, we are called as one to God, we are called to not become divided by our difference, we are called to all become one in the kingdom of God.
Pastor Lisa Chachula