Unity is all about Jesus. (This sermon was given at our annual “Unity Service” where our Spanish, Creole, Burmese and English speaking members join in Worship. Scriptures, songs, and prayers were offered in different languages and the sermon was translated from English into the other languages).
We are not called to save our buildings, but to conquer Satan’s domain. We are to storm the gates of Hell. But, how can do we do that and how can we shake the foundations of people’s indifference and bring down the walls of their lack of faith?
What does oil on Aaron’s beard have to do with the unity of God’s people? This was our annual Unity Service in which we combine our English and Spanish-speaking services into one.
In Daniel God predicted He would establish a Kingdom that would never end. What is that Kingdom, and what difference can that make in our lives?
What does it mean to be the Body of Christ? Why would God refer to us that way?
Jesus came to heal those sick with sin. That means the church is meant to be a hospital for those weighed down with guilt. But what can a church do better heal those lost in their shame?
Paul writes that we should imitate our Heavenly Father like children. How does a child imitate their parent, how can we “imitate God” and what difference can that make to our witness as Christians?
Paul tells the church at Ephesus that one of their goals should be to “grow up” and no longer be children. But how would they know when they had accomplished that? What are the marks of a mature congregation?
What make a church successful? Is it lots of money? A great preacher? Great outreach programs and internal programming? Oddly enough, the early church didn’t have that – and yet they turned the world upside down. What did the early church have that made the difference?