Christian Unity

Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door in 1516,
protesting teachings of the Catholic Church,
and beginning what we know now as the Protestant Church. 
And we've been protesting each other ever since. 
If you don't believe it, just take a look in the yellow pages and
 check out the different denominations and churches
...just sayin'...
we have divided and divided and divided some more
....just sayin'...
This tiny North Dakota town of 1250
(at last census and excluding thousands of us oil field vagrants)
has 5 churches -
 all different denominations. 
 But, I have never, ever, never seen such unity.
The first church service I attended here was a community service held 
downtown under a tent
 and sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance. 
 The local ministers shared in the service. 
 They have a couple of those community worship services a year.
 I like that.
But the really big thing to me, is Wednesday nights in town.  I am impressed.
Just as a body, though one, has many parts,
 but all its many parts form one body,
 so it is with Christ.
(1 Corinthians 12:12)
One church sponsors a program for younger children called Power Kids.
Kids from all over town come.

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
(Ephesians 4:3)
Another church sponsors AWANA for older children
which has outgrown their church
and now meets in the elementary school gymnasium.
Kids from all over town come.


...put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
(Colossians 3:14)
And yet another church sponsors the teenagers (from all over town)
and meets early so that these teens can go help with
Power Kids and AWANA.

There are also seven adult Bible Studies, that I know of,
 going on in both homes and churches 
all over town that welcome all denominations.
God must be so pleased.

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
(Psalm 133:1)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...