Including Isaac

Hey TD!

Could you please do me a favor and watch this video?  Listen to the adults, for sure, but pay particular attention to Isaac’s fellow students … scratch that … Isaac’s … friends.  This is the big-C Church being the big-C Church.  Take a BIG whiff of the BIGNESS of attitude, spirit, understanding, and perspective that is there.  It’s BIG, and it’s what we desperately need in TD and in our little-c church.

Will you join me in surrendering to what God wants for us, His Bride?  That we would work really, really hard at being a body that actually values the whole Body? That we wouldn’t settle for superficial unity around superficial, circumstantial, external things? That we wouldn’t be guilty of the oft-so present and oft-so Pharisaical sin of mistaking uniformity with true unity?

Will you – who have felt uncomfortable at being comfortable, at TD being comfortable, at our church being comfortable – will you, as a member of our little-c local church, be willing to do what needs to be done to be a proactive, contributing, impacting member of God’s BIG-C universal Church that impacts people’s worlds for His honor?  If you will, God is going to be highlighted and appreciated!  And if you will, this is going to be an amazing year at TD … and beyond!

Please read 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 before watching, ok? – Arthur

2 thoughts on “Including Isaac

  1. Ephesians 4 also talks about that same universal unity the churches should have in one Church, but its gonna be tough to get false teaching out of the non-Biblical traditions people have been immersed in. Just non-unity in Christianity in its hundreds of denominations makes us look like hypocrites to the rest of the world.

    Also Colossians 3, more Church unity. It’s been a crazy week, God is indeed telling us something. We just had a Grace on Campus message on Colossians 3 last Friday, plus I just had a meeting yesterday with some people interested in uniting in some way our USC Christian clubs. This blogpost came up earlier on as well. Then I somehow was introduced to the term “ecumenical” by some wacky mental inception thing. Church unity. It seems very important to the early Church fathers. I wonder if Christ commanded us specifically to be united as well.

    • Read John 17 and wonder no more, Sean! 🙂

      The real question, however, is, “United around what?” Unity in absolute essentials, liberty in non-absolute essentials, and charity in all things.

      Unfortunately, that often gets mixed up and we find unity in non-essentials and give liberty in essentials, which ends up in compromised churchianity.

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