Jesus prayed that the disciples would build the church after Jesus was resurrected. Now He prays for us as the results of their evangelism and the generations of believers through the ages.
I benefited from the unity I experienced by literally seeing the Holy Spirit working among His saints. I also believe the Holy Spirit has given me a heart for “church” unity. Now I know about the glory Jesus has in Heaven, but I’m not as comfortable with His glory here on earth.
At my church we have Communion each week. I’m one of five men in the rotation (occasionally a woman). And it never gets old. And you’re probably asking how that can be?
The attached Work Sheets were developed for my own Bible studies. Later more and more sheets were added for prayer. These tools have helped me and others at my church.
Do our churches draw us to routines or to Christ? If we’re meant to dwell in Christ can any man-made patterns in our worship or our benevolence efforts draw us to Christ or to the attention of men? Who are we meant to please?
This is me – I spend an hour or more a day for things I’ve had in my hand and don’t remember where I laid them. There are stories after stories of self-created frustrations I could bore you with.
I agree that Christianity has played a central role in the history of the United States – because it most certainly has. And it should be taught in our schools and colleges.
Jesus describes how the Comforter/Holy Spirit, God, and Jesus Himself are in constant communication with each other. But the real question is if we’re tuned in to this conversation. Often we’re like the car radio on a long trip and each station we tune in grows fainter as we distant ourselves from the radio tower.
The word “conflict” is better understood as “struggle”. How much do we struggle for the spiritual well-being of another saint? Do we even know what that is; for them or us?
Satan’s lies always try to get us to think we’re in charge and don’t need the One who created us. Notice Adam, who walked with God, sat passively by even though he had also known they shouldn’t eat the forbidden fruit.