Unity in the Body of Christ (Part 2)
In this continuation of the series on Unity in the Body of Christ, we learn about how we have to make every effort to keep and preserve the unity of the Spirit by seeking those things which tend to, and make for peace – “one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:3-6.
Unity in the Body of Christ
In this continuation of the series on Unity in the Body of Christ, we learn about the characteristics of a true unity in spirit and how we have to maintain the unity of the Spirit through Christ: by loving others earnestly from a pure heart, by showing compassion towards others and by setting ourselves free from pride and arrogance through humility. Note: This is a part in a series on Unity in the Body of Christ. We apologize that we were not able to post previous sermons on this series.
In this sermon, Pastor Yishak teaches about dwelling in the presence of God. “How lovely is your dwelling place, LORD Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, LORD Almighty, my King and my God…”
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you”
“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!”
“Join together in following my example, brothers and sisters, and just as you have us as a model, keep your eyes on those who live as we do. 18 For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ….”
“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it…”
“I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead”
“If someone else thinks they have reasons to put confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5 circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; in regard to the law, a Pharisee; 6 as for zeal, persecuting the church; as for righteousness based on the law, faultless…”
“Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. 2 Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh. 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh—”
Resurrecting the Dead Things in Your Life
In this sermon Brother Wosenyelew preaches about Tabitha, who is a women known for her good works and charitable deeds. Brother Wosenyelew uses her story, her death and her restoration to life to teach us about how God can revive the dead things in our lives.
Fellowship with God
In this sermon Brother Eyob teaches how fellowship is the most important thing God wants from us. He wants us to come to know him – to be with him – to spend time with him. The sermon is based on 1 John 1-10 and talks about how our fellowship should be “with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ”
The unfolding of God’s word gives light and understanding Psa 119:130 In this sermon, Brother Eyob, teaches how it’s important to realize how God’s word illuminates our lives – as we commit our minds and hearts to it. The sermon also teaches how God’s word is a light that provides people with true “understanding.”
In this teaching, Hamrawit Tesfaye discusses the challenges that Ethiopian parents face raising a child in America. She discusses how parents can overcome the challenges of the cultural conflict and how parents can develop the spiritual life of their children.