Join us for part 2 in our series, “Unity to Impact the Community.” Today’s sermon will show us three responses the church should have if we want to live a life that influences our community inside and out.
“I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by Your name that You have given Me, so that they may be one as We are one.” —Jesus
John 17:11 HCSB
3 Responses of Unity in the Church
1. (Impacts the community inside and out).
And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.
Acts 4:31 NASB
(Lives are changed): How?
2. (Is a witness to the power of Jesus)
And the congregation of those who believed were of one heart and soul; and not one of them claimed that anything belonging to him was his own, but all things were common property to them.
Acts 4:32 NASB
(Change in Belief = Change in Behavior)
(People are cared for)
3. (Has influence on the next generation)
And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all.
Acts 4:33 NASB
(Make disciples of all nations and of every generation)
At the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were taking place among the people; and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s portico. But none of the rest dared to associate with them; however, the people held them in high esteem. And all the more believers in the Lord, multitudes of men and women, were constantly added to their number…
Acts 5:12-14 NASB