We live in a country where profoundly different points of view on race, immigration, economics, and other issues have resulted in deep division and discord. Yet the church is and always has been one. So what does it look like for us to be united today?
Note: before the sermon, we played a quick guest preacher intro video. You can watch it here.
Guest Preacher: Bruce Latimer, Church Planter at Mosaic Church in Katy, TX
Main Text: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
Here's the text from the NET translation:
10 I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to agree together, to end your divisions, and to be united by the same mind and purpose. 11 For members of Chloe’s household have made it clear to me, my brothers and sisters, that there are quarrels among you. 12 Now I mean this, that each of you is saying, “I am with Paul,” or “I am with Apollos,” or “I am with Cephas,” or “I am with Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Paul wasn’t crucified for you, was he? Or were you in fact baptized in the name of Paul? 14 I thank God that I did not baptize any of you except Crispus and Gaius, 15 so that no one can say that you were baptized in my name! 16 (I also baptized the household of Stephanus. Otherwise, I do not remember whether I baptized anyone else.) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—and not with clever speech, so that the cross of Christ would not become useless.