THE BREAKERS OF UNITY

This is the 4th Part in the study on Unity. Today we are looking at some breakers of unity.
A. Pride - Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
B. Carnality - 1 Corinthians 3:3 - For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
C. Disobedience
  1. To Parents - We all know most of the verses on this. Those of you who have children know from experience how much discord can be brought into the home because of disobedient children.
  2. To God  
  3. To Husbands
  4. To Pastors - Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. There is a persecution, and it is inside the "church". Acts 13:50 says, "But the Jews stirred up the devout and honourable women, and the chief men of the city, and raised persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them out of their coasts." Unfortunately, I have seen this happen too many times in churches. Unregenerate people in churches can wreak havoc. Too many times churches have split because a few people rise up against the pastor without a biblical cause, and persecute the pastor and anyone who stands with him. We've even had people accused of trying to win brownie points for being nice to our family. It's childish and carnal! 
Matthew 10:41-42 says, "He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward, and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward. And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward." Ladies, it is a good thing to love and be good to your pastor and his family. God will reward you for that in this life and the life to come! Any church that takes good care of it's pastor, God will take good care of. It is the Elijah principle. (Read 1 Kings 17)
Next Tuesday Tapestry will be Part 5 of this study on Unity, The Becoming of Unity . Thank you for reading.


Blessings,

Lisa

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