Resources on Church Unity

Responding to God with a Joyful Noise

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God is glorified in a church when the music unites hearts together under the truth of God and the Gospel.

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.

Stirring Up Love through Financial Gifts

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In this message from 2 Corinthians 9:1-15, Pastor Ritch teaches that God loves cheerful givers because He loves to be glorified through our thanksgiving. God does not delight in our giving as an act in and of itself, but rather God delights in our cheerful giving. He is not just concerned with what we give,… Read more »

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 »

Stirring Up Love Through Encouragement

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Love for our own local church family is a central mark of Christ-following discipleship. No one faithfully follows Jesus without loving their own local church. God advances His Name through His local church, so let us live in ways that spurs the local church to health.

To Him Be Glory in the Church

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In this message from Ephesians 3:20-21, Pastor Ritch teaches about the magnifying effect that the local church can have in glorifying God when its members worship and serve the Lord together in Christian love and unity.

The Beauty of the Body of Christ

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Spiritual unity in the church is not just an absence of conflict, it isn’t uniformity, and it isn’t merely a peripheral spiritual gift. On the contrary, it’s one of the foundational elements in a church body. In this message from Ephesians 4:1-16, Dr. Ritch Boerckel walks through the Apostle Paul’s admonition to the church and builds a foundation for true spiritual unity in the body of Christ.

Love is the Greatest

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