PART TWO OF “I AM A CHURCH MEMBER SERIES”
“…walk worthy of the calling you have received…diligently keeping the unity of the Spirit…” (Eph. 4:1, 3).
1. Unity is vital to the HEALTH of a church - Ezra 3:10-13; Luke 5:17-20, 24b-26.
2. Unity is vital to the WITNESS of the church - John 13:34-35.
1. GOSSIP and NEGATIVE talk will undermine unity - Ephesians 4:29-31; James 3:6.
2. UNFORGIVENESS and RESENTMENT will undermine unity - Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13-14; Matthew 6:14-15.
THE SECOND PLEDGE:
I am a church member. I will seek to be a source of unity in my church. I know there are no perfect pastors, staff, or other church members. But neither am I. I will not be a source of gossip or dissension. One of the greatest contributions I can make is to do all I can in God’s power to help keep the church in unity for the sake of the gospel.