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Maintaining Christian Unity, Part 2

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD
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February 18, 2022 7:00 am

Maintaining Christian Unity, Part 2

The Urban Alternative / Tony Evans, PhD

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February 18, 2022 7:00 am

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Since everything is Dr. Tony Evans says there's a direct link between how God relates to believers and others. Believers relate to each other. God sees unity. God brings this is the alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative Dr. Evans. It seems like the matter how much we talk about the value of diversity are differences still separate us economic differences, cultural differences, political differences and racial differences is the answer just to figure out ways to put up with each other or can we really hope for something better.

What is the major theme in the Scripture is unity. In fact it is so important that God will literally back away from a person, family, church or society that insist on illegitimate disunity. Unity is not loss of uniqueness, unity is oneness of purpose is where there is a common goal to be reached, and everybody shooting toward that goal and sold just like in football we have different positions on the field. Their unique but there's only one goal line that they trying to move that ball to well the goal line is the purpose of God to bring glory to God through the advancement of this kingdom we have uniqueness is as individuals from family backgrounds in our church or styles of worship but not political perspectives. But if those differences can be pooled together toward God's goal then what we can do is be excited about the different things everybody does bring to the table because we all should map the one goal so unity oneness of purpose. Not saying this to be well will explore that further as we talk today about the power of a unified church once it started all in history people say pledge allegiance to the same Lord. Unity is such a big deal in the Bible's unity of God in the midst of his people. Verse 10 first Corinthians 1. You all agree that you miss the same judgment of the problem in this chart with their division understand what God is created the chart. No matter what you call the Lord entreat you to worry about calling with which you have been called patient showing for parents to one another to preserve the spirit the bond of peace you to create to create unity have already been created to do is preserve the unity you will mess with preserve and keep it from unraveling the absence of spirit. Work is unity to get married married work staying married.

Once you get when you go to see all you will unity spiritually spirit the spiritual spiritual unity you learn so you can pick what we doing with doing the second Corinthians chapter 5 verse 16 says, and here's what it said. Paul makes a statement that we have missed. He says we no longer in according to the all which Paul call operating because we are one church, one spirit through all all all because it would be wrong. To produce one if you want job to be.

We know this, we don't know what it means to be in the spirit.

That's why conflicts exist when the conflict the conflict, all the Bible all month year decade is in the flesh. It could be one person get back spiritual church you put on until the next two weeks ago was real cold.

The house was freezing and nothing was working. So I called air-conditioning, heating, God said it's not working. He came over he says that you have a principal to me. I got these two big heating units allows the wonderworking, just as the biggest replaces whole unit got this whole thing again, but the pro comes in is 25 days ago was the problem. Is your igniter. This furnace is igniting it automatically but igniter is not working a huge problem is called when I got $25 igniter is not igniting all that are already be so cold, so you will become.

His job is to set the furnace of fire just the church is a cold place to be is parts of already been igniter work because we are not allowing him to by responding spiritually when Dr. Evans comes back in just a moment. He'll have more force on how that igniter works and what it really means to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

In the meantime you can learn more about building unity in your church in your neighborhood and in our country with the help of Tony's current message collection faith, hope, unity explains how believers can set an example for the rest of the world by focusing on what draws us together instead of what pushes us apart. It's an honest assessment of how the sin of society is crept into the church along with the biblical plan for healing the hurts and changing the future were making this six lesson set available right now on CD or instantly downloadable MP3s as a special package along with a powerful companion book oneness embraced Tony's signature work on Christian unity. There are thank you gift when you make a contribution to help support his work here on the radio and around the world without your help. This ministry wouldn't be possible so we want to send this to you as an expression of our appreciation to take advantage of this limited time offer.

Just visit us@tonyevans.org or give us a call at 1-800-800-3222 that's 1-800-800-3222 all have our contact information again after part two of today's lesson and this makes it clear that Dr. Tony Evans says that what becomes of the next generation of men depends on what happens with this kind of man right down with the help of Tony Evans training centers course called the man teaches bony images of manhood society surrounds us and become the loving leader that a white family would want. As with all of our courses. There's an in-depth study material. You can work through your own pace. Lots of exclusive content from Tony tightly focused Q&A videos and an online forum. You can collaborate with other students.

It's almost like having a seminary on your smart phone, check out the free course called the man and the growing list of other subjects waiting for you Tony Evans.org today Tony Evans training center sounds complicated because in all spirit you grab spirit is simply Haitian truth. God part of otherworldly people apply God's truth, the word of truth that cares that the spirit will activity will begin to create the conflict to hold things together. So important is this issue.

Romans 1617 not hurt your brother and keep your eye on those called sentience and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you have learned and turn away from them. Such men are slaves, not of the Lord Jesus Christ but their own appetites and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the heart of the unifier's stay away no anybody in your life because mass speech, tips, so spiritual based giving complaint Christian ritual because the biggest unifying is the sin of gossip. Other resolved to talk to John and the only thing concerning you is sent those who cause chaos. Unity is when you don't look only one euro things. Philippians 2 also on the things of others.

In other words, not just me. It's we let this my hours out of the family. This can be you not single anymore. Yes heart is in the church I have any overriding responsibility is to give a clear vision that the church rallies around based on the word of God so that we all move in one direction close with us all some 133 behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity like the precious oil upon the head, coming down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard coming down upon the edge of his robe coming down upon the mountains of Zion and Vail. The Lord commanded the blessing life is what I want to quote when God sees unity. God brings some of the going down like the anointing of the priest of the Holy Spirit will come down the leadership role comes down to the spiritual leadership of the spiritual leader which company you can make. We all wanted all to work where there is no unity what you have seen what will Dr. Tony Evans talking about the incredible powers that unity can produce and he'll come back in a moment to wrap up our program with the closing word and prayer will stay with us for so don't forget to request your copy of Tony's current six part teaching series, faith, hope, unity tribute to Black history month. We packaging these lessons, along with his forward thinking book oneness embraced and offering them together as a way of saying thanks for your contribution toward the support of this ministry. Contact us before time runs out at 1-800-800-3222 were members of our resource team are standing by to help you or visit Tony you have and start or agree can make all the arrangements online check out our huge selection of resources and even sign up for Tony's weekly email devotional that's Tony Evans.org.

There's a saying that kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give. Well, as we mentioned before, Dr. Evans believes kindness is a gift that our society can't afford not to give take the time to show kindness to those you meet today and in the name of Jesus. Look for opportunities to demonstrate kindness to someone who needs a touch from God will help make your community a better place. When you demonstrate the love of God through your acts of kindness will coming up on Monday. Dr. Evans explains that discrimination is a problem that doesn't seem to go away because it is not just a problem with something much worse, joined us next time to find out what it is and what to do about it right now though, let's listen as he wraps up today's program and prayer. Let's pray father, thank you for the word of God that goes forth through this ministry and for every ear that hears.

I pray that you will use the word in the life of each person individually so that they know that they are hearing from you and are transformed by what they hear. I pray that transformation touches them at their place of need, wherever they are hurting struggling wherever they're in pain.

However, the celebrated may you be the center of that and may they be able to say because of the word that they hurt because of the true God that they're interacting with right now that you have showed up and shown off on their behalf, doing good by them no matter what the circumstances happened every own special way.

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