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And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:14-15

Years ago, I visited a church that was deeply divided. The members were fussing, fighting, and fuming over some of the most inconsequential things. It was so bad that half the church wasn’t even speaking to the other half.

So one day, the pastor said, “Okay, let’s put our differences aside for one week and really set out to serve our community and reach those who don’t know Christ.” So the church committed to working together for one week. They fed the hungry; they served the poor; and they shared the Gospel with the lost.

And do you know what happened? God brought the church together and sent a revival of unity and focus into that local body of believers. Their divisions began to melt away, relationships were reconciled, and they found a way to compromise on the issues that were so divisive before.

When we focus on Jesus Christ and His mandate for our lives, unity happens. So instead of arguing about meaningless things, serve God alongside your brothers and sisters in Christ and God will unify the Body as you impact the world!

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