Unity Versus Uniformity

August 14, 2022

How to Have Joy While Living In This World – Part 4
Unity Versus Uniformity
Pastor Terry Wilcox

Philippians 2:1-11

Paul had great affection for the church in Philippi and wanted them to understand the source of .

Philippians 2:1-4

Being united with Christ results in:
encouragement, , tenderness, and .

“Like-minded” begs the question of and/or uniformity.

Both have value, but they are not the same.

John 17:2

From a Biblical perspective: Unity comes from .

Uniformity is the result of from .

“Happiness is learning to like doing the things you have to.” ??
That may be helpful – but Paul is telling us the to joyous Christian living.

How to have the “” replaced by the “

Matthew 11:28-30

Having the burden of a “must-do” religion replaced by a “want to” relationship with God is .

  • He is the God of miracles:
    • Romans 5:8
    • 2 Corinthians 5:17
    • Titus 3:4-6
    • Philippians 2:6-8

Joy is the result of -motivated “want to”, replacing -motivated “must do.”

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