The Church United
Scripture: Philippians 2:1–2:4
"We are quick to form parties in churches.
This is how people organize themselves in churches by secondary affinities. To some degree, it is natural. Birds of feather, flock together.
But the church isn’t natural. It is super-natural. It is Spirit-created body. God brings in a diversity of people and unites them into a single congregation.
We don’t unite around the peripheral issues. If unity is there, that is fine. However, we labor towards unity in a single purpose. That purpose is the advancement of the kingdom of God through the preaching of the gospel. That is where our unity is found."