Life is better together. We all like to get along with others. But sometimes personality conflicts disrupt harmony.
A police officer jumped into his squad car and called the dispatch. “I have an interesting case here,” he said. “A woman shot her husband for stepping on the floor she just mopped.” The sergeant asked, “Have you arrested her?” The officer responded, “No, not yet. The floor is still wet.”
So how do you get along with others? Last week’s sermon let us know that Jesus and His cross will unite us as we surrender to His leadership. This Sunday we will discover that the Holy Spirit unites believers.
In 1 Corinthians 2, Paul rehearses how he brought the Gospel to the city of Corinth. It was all by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is all powerful. The Holy Spirit can even bring harmony to a fractured congregation.
All believers have the Holy Spirit. But not all have surrendered to His control. So what is the primary way the Holy Spirit unites a congregation? He can also unite a marriage, friendship, or any institution that seeks unity.
It is the responsibility of the Holy Spirit to give understanding to the Bible. Since the Holy Spirit inspired its words, He can best interpret and give insight. As we receive the correct teaching of God’s Word, it will help us think as one. Too often we are divided because of differing opinions. Yet, as we align our thinking and behavior according to the Bible’s teaching, we will also line up with one another.
This Sunday my message is called: The Holy Spirit Unites. From 1 Corinthians 2:1-16 I will share with you some principles about the Gospel, the Holy Spirit and the unity that we should have with others.
Join us this Sunday, @ 10:30 a.m.