Resources on Christian Unity

Real Change

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No one believes in Jesus and continues to live the same old life. Any faith in Christ that does not change our practical life is a false faith.

Real Love

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Church is not so much a place to go to as it is a family to which we belong. We do not gather together to honor God through our activities, we gather together to honor God through our love for Him and for His people.

Give Truth

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We must encourage and exhort one another every day so that each person in our church family finishes life with a good, believing heart.

The Joy of Community

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Our local church is a spiritual family to whom we belong and are committed to love, serve, encourage, strengthen and sharpen for the glory of God. It’s a community that derives life from a mutual love for and a shared experience with Jesus.

Confronting Our Own Selfishness, Part 1

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Our radical worship of God leads us to confront our own selfishness. Self-centeredness always presses the church to be about disputable matters, while God-centeredness always yields disputable matters over to God and humbly pursues the spiritual health of others.

Maintaining Unity, Part 2

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Our devotion to God leads us to maintain unity. We must go out of our way to welcome one another in love without letting disputable matters disrupt the health of the church.

Loving One Another in God’s Family

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Devotion to God leads us to love one another in God’s family. A life devoted to God is a life devoted to building genuine love in the community of our local church.

Using Our Spiritual Gifts

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Devotion to God leads us to use our spiritual gifts. Christianity is not a lone wolf religion. We are bound together in God’s family to serve Him uniquely as we join our gifts together to worship our great God.

Stirring Up Love through Honor

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God gives church members a sacred responsibility to stir up love in the church through honoring those who lead them. In this message, Pastor Ritch teaches from I Thessalonians 5:12-13, about the call to strengthen the local church by supporting and honoring those called to shepherd it.

Stirring Up Love through Forgiveness

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We are a people in the process of progress; we have not yet crossed the finish line. Forgiveness enables us to glorify God in our local church. In this message from Colossians 3:12-15, Pastor Ritch teaches that not only is forgiveness a means of bringing glory to God, but that very same glorification of God… Read more »