"We are brothers in Christ who lift up
Jesus as Lord and Savour
1 Corinthians 1:7-13
1 Cor. 1:7
*Waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ:
1 Cor. 1:8
Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ
1 Cor. 1:9
God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Cor. 1:10
Now I beseech you, brethren by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
1 Cor. 1:11
For it hath been declared unto me of you my brethren, by them of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
1 Cor. 1:12
Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I ofApollos; and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
1 Cor. 1:13
Is Christ divided?
Was Paul crucified for you?
Where you baptized in the name of Paul?
The seven unities to be kept.
There is one body,
and one Spirit,
even as ye are called in one hope
of your calling;
5. One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6. One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
12. For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
14. That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16. From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint suplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
The above scriptures teach us this:
Watch and pray always!
We are commanded by Jesus himself to love the brethren.
He says that if we love not our brothers in Christ then the love of God is not in us.
We are called of God.
All who lift up Jesus as the living Son of God are our brothers. We are to love our brothers in deed and in truth, not in word or in tongue.
We are the body of Christ and must be joined together united as brothers without division, that the world may see and believe in Jesus Christ as lord and Savour.
Let there be no contentions among us. We are brothers.
John 17:20 - Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word.
17:21 - That they all may be one; as thou father art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
17:22 - And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one;
Brothers please read all of Jesus's prayer to God the father. John Chapter 17
For we say in ignorance, I am Baptist, I am Church of God,
I am Lutheran, I am Methodist, I am Church of Christ, etc......... We are one, we are children of God and saved by the blood of Jesus.
We are baptized into Jesus Christ
our Lord and Savour.
With out regard to our spiritual gifts that each child of God has been given. We are one.
Please take careful note of the seven unities to be kept.
1. One body
2. One Spirit
3. One hope
4. One Lord
5. One faith
6. One baptism
7. One God
These unities are for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, (yes we all have a ministry to work together as one body unto Christ who is our head) for the edifying of the body of Christ. (edifying here means to lift up and improving our brothers spiritual outlook.)
Just as we, the body of Christ, are commanded to be as one. We are also to be no more as children and tossed about by the winds of the doctrine of man. Made by man to edify himself, not God.
Jesus commanded us to stand together as one so that the lost world might believe, washed in his continually cleansing blood. John Chapter 17
How will the world believe when we do not speak the same thing, and when there are divisions among us. We are commanded to be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. So sayeth the Holy word of God.(refer back to 1st Cor: 1:10).
FAITH ALWAYS DECLARES THE OUTCOME BEFORE THE FIGHT BEGINS.
FAITH DON'T HAVE TO MAKE SINCE TO YOU OR THOSE AROUND YOU.
WE DON'T HAVE TO KNOW HOW HE WILL, HE JUST WILL!
BELIEVE THAT HE WILL DO WHAT YOU ASK RIGHT NOW, AND WALK GIVING THANKS AND SPEAKING YOUR DESIRED RESULT.
DON'T TRY TO MAKE YOUR REQUESTS EASY ON GOD.
HE WILL DO WHAT YOU ASK. BELIEVE IT, AND SPEAK IT.
BELIEVE THAT HE CAN AND WILL DO IT NOW. EVEN IF YOU DON'T SEE IT YOU KNOW HE IS BRINGING IT ABOUT.
DISCIPLINE YOUR FEELINGS,
BELIEVE YOUR HEART,
NOT YOUR HEAD.
DON'T GO BY WHAT PEOPLE SAY!
DON'T GO BY LOOKS!
DON'T GO BY YOUR FEELINGS!
WALK IN FAITH !!!
LOVE YOUR BROTHERS
WALK IN THESE ALWAYS
1. Walk in FAITH
2. Walk in LOVE
3. This will bring JOY
4. Ask God for more WISDOM
5. You will get UNDERSTANDIG
6. And gain KNOWLEDGE
7. You will live in RIGHTEOUSNESS
Pray for these, and God will give them to you.
WALK IN UNITY WITH OUR BROTHERS IN CHRIST JESUS!
God Bless you my brothers,
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