1 Corinthians 1:10 Recap
In a letter Paul wrote to encouraged a church he started in a city called Corinth, he wrote:
1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.
Here is the truth - God desires to reach and bless all kinds of people. Because of this it seems that he enjoys having a wide variety of churches so that everyone is reached. This includes people who connect to God in a highly emotional way to those who connect to God in a highly formal way and everyone in between. Each of us has a part to play in God’s plan, but we all need to know where we fit in this spectrum.
Specifically, we all need to be of one mind, united in thought and in purpose. To be clear, unity is not conformity. Unity is saying that despite our differences in personality, background, or preferences, we decide to work together because we believe that what God could do through all of us has the potential for more than what God could do through just any one of us.
The reason why I am so excited about our upcoming series is because I believe that will help us continue to see the kind of things we believe God has called Clarity Church to exists for. For us to be of one mind, united in thought and purpose we need to communicate. For most of us who follow Christ and call Clarity Church home, it will be the kind of communication you have been longing to hear because it is the same intention that you have had in your heart.