We like the idea of unity, but what does it take to actually accomplish it? In today’s divided world we often decry the division but neglect the virtues required to live in community: kindness, humility, gentleness, compassion, patience, and bearing the burdens of others. How can God change us from the inside out so that we can be people of peace instead of hostility? Join us this Sunday as we continue our series on the unity of the Christian Church. Click HERE to RSVP to service.
12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
CONFESSION OF SIN
for the hate we have harbored,
for the acts of love we have neglected,
for all the times we have slandered our neighbor,
for all the times we have put ourselves first,
for all the times we have withdrawn compassion,
for all the times we have failed to forgive,
For hurtful words said and helpful words unsaid,
for arrogant hearts
and impatient wills,
God of all mercy, forgive us.
Empower us to love you and our neighbor.
SONG TO CONSIDER
Christ has died Christ is risen
Christ will come again
We have died together
We will rise together
We will live together
The body oh the body
We are the body of Christ
We are brothers and sisters
Through our savior’s blood