Your Words Matter!

Mar 17, 2024    Matt Sbarra

Having just celebrating 18 years as a church, there is no doubt there was a lot to celebrate! We have seen God do abundantly more than we could ask or think! And as the church celebrated by coming together in worship, by gathering in fellowship, by sharing many of the stories of God’s faithfulness, and by looking ahead in faith, there has been so much positive feedback from all who attended. But there is a danger that is lurking in the shadows. Peter tells us that “Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” And without a doubt, when Christians come together to to celebrate the goodness of God, Satan is not happy and he will turn up the heat! That’s why Peter also reminds us to “Be sober-minded; be watchful.” It has been said that the greatest danger to a church comes not from outside of it’s walls, but from within.” Why? Because our enemy will turn faithful Christians against one another! 

The Bible repeatedly underscores the importance of “oneness” within the body. Jesus’s plan for His church is to be unified in our faith. If disunity occurs, the church essentially ceases to be the body and becomes nothing more than a disjointed group of individuals. Such behavior is characteristic of unbelievers, not those with the mind of Christ. Therefore, a local church must be aware of the dangers of disunity and fight daily to hold it together! We must recognize that although we are individuals with our own ideas and thoughts, we are called to be one. In this series we will learn what it means to come together in Christian unity and what it will takes to continue advancing forward for the glory of God!