Unity

We are to be united by a common authority, not by compromise. By God’s words not by vain philosophies, traditions of men and doctrines of devils.

Believers are one body united under One Head, the Lord Jesus Christ

white unto harvest

John 4:3-43 – account of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well

Disciples had gone to nearby city of Sychar to get food (v8).

Jesus had sent the disciples to reap (v38), but the disciples were only thinking of food to feed their bodies (v33) and did not see the opportunity. The people of the city were ripe unto harvest (v35).

Jesus spoke of a spiritual food: “Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work” (v34)

Children of Obedience

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

John 1:12

Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

1 John 3:1

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus

Galatians 3:26

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God

Romans 8:14

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians 6:17-18

Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: but as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy

1 Peter 1:13-16

Children of Disobedience

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it

John 8:44

wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience

Ephesians 2:2

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience

Ephesians 5:6


for which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:

Colossians 3:6

In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.

1 John 3:10

Pope declares COEXIST to be new ‘Great Commission’

Pope to Catholics in Morocco: Your mission is not conversion
Pope Francis told Morocco’s tiny Catholic community on Sunday their role in the predominantly Muslim country was not to covert their neighbors but live in brotherhood with all other faiths. Francis has used his two-day trip to stress inter-faith dialog. He has also backed Moroccan King Mohammed VI’s efforts to spread a form of Islam that promotes inter-religious dialog and rejects violence in God’s name