We Belong to Christ: Same Mind and Same Purpose

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Scripture:  I Corinthians 1:10-18

Sermon: Same Mind and Same Purpose

We continue listening to this letter from Pastor Paul to his church in Corinth.  Paul helps his congregation to see how being united as Christians will impact their lives.  He begs them to avoid being a mirror of their surroundings by letting their community of faith become divided into various group of allegiance to different teachers.  He reminds disciples of Jesus Christ to be a lighthouse to the world by standing apart in inspiring unity of mind and purpose.  He reminds disciples of the cross and the call to love God and neighbor and the welcoming invitational attitude involved in saying, not “I belong to Christ”…but “We belong to Christ!”

Our TakeAways were to:

  • Read Philippians 2, a text with many of the same themes of unity the importance of living out our faith.
  • CONNECT with your brothers and sisters as the untied body of Christ.
  • DISCOVER your own allegiance to Christ and Christ’s Lordship.
  • SERVE others with your gifts and use your gifts in connection with others through the community of faith at Emory.
  • Pray a prayer of thankfulness for your community of faith.

“Our purposes in Christ, our mind that is in Christ – namely to love God and love neighbor – can bring us to unity in mission and action.”