Updated: Mar 16
Video from Grace to You
"This morning we’re going to talk about the exaltation of the Son, the exaltation of the Son. Open your Bible to Philippians chapter 2. We have really been doing a series on unity in the church, which is of grave concern to our Lord. Jesus said to His disciples in the upper room the night of His betrayal that, “If you have love for one another, men will know that you belong to Me. By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, that you have love for one another.”
We’ve been talking about the fact that the church of Jesus Christ does not always demonstrate that kind of love that gives glory to our Lord. In fact, we’re seemingly living in a time when there is more hostility in the church, more ranker, more dispute, more efforts to isolate people, more concern about rights and privileges and power and status, and even turns to hatred and vengeance and demanding reparations and doing things that are divisive. And so we’ve been endeavoring to get back to what the Word of God says about unity in the church; and that is the desire of our Lord.
Obviously, Paul writes in Ephesians about, “One Lord, one faith, one baptism, one hope of your calling, one God and Father of us all. So do everything you can” – as Paul says to the Colossians – “to maintain unity in the bond of peace.” We are one in Christ. We are in Christ, Christ is in us; we are to manifest our loving unity so the world can know that He has transformed us. It puts His glory on display. When there is division in the church, He is dishonored, and particularly in the world, because it confuses them about the truth of the gospel and what it actually accomplishes.." from the Transcript