Unity Versus UniformityAugust 14, 2022
How to Have Joy While Living In This World – Part 4
Unity Versus Uniformity
Pastor Terry Wilcox
Paul had great affection for the church in Philippi and wanted them to understand the source of .
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.
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 “”
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.”