Grace For Your Day June 1

Grace For Your Day

Scholars have estimated that there are currently somewhere between 30,000 and 40,000 Christian denominations in the world today. The number has gone up from what it was in the year 1900 when it was only 1,600. In other words, it is a chilling reminder that the church is becoming more violent. It is a stark reminder that Christians cannot get along which has led some to say that things need to change. We need to stop arguing over doctrine and just learn how to love again.

The Apostle Paul would agree with that. He would say that things need to change and we need to learn how to love again but he would go about it differently. He would say that we need to do it by embracing doctrine instead of ignoring it. He would say that the way to get along is to uphold the truth instead of rejecting it. He says it this way in Ephesians 4:3-6:

[Be] diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.

The word "one" is repeated several times in this passage to show us that the church is unified by its doctrine. Peace is made by focusing on the things that what we have in common as Christians. We do not all have the same race, heritage, or background in common but we all have the same doctrine. We all believe the same Bible so we need to focus on that which is what we are going to talk about this week at Grace Fellowship Church.

Have you ever wondered how the church can be more unified? Have you ever wondered how it can be at peace? The answer might surprise you. The solution might shock you because it is so simple. We need to read our Bible. We need to focus on doctrine. Have you ever wondered how we can stop fighting? Have you ever wondered how we can get along? The answer is the same. We need to focus on the things that we have in common. We need to focus on the Scriptures which we will talk about this Sunday morning.

In light of the ongoing restrictions concerning the Coronavirus, we will not all be able to meet together. However, for the first 50 people who would like to attend, we will be having a service this Saturday night at 6:00. Please RSVP at the church office if you plan on coming so we do not exceed that number. We will let you know about the location as soon as we have it confirmed. If you are not able to make it, the sermon will be recorded and posted on our You Tube Channel on Sunday morning at 9:00. Please tune in as this passage will be a real blessing for us all. We pray that the Lord will use it to unite us and make us one for His glory.

- Jeremy Cagle