Each Friday, I’ll post links to 3–5 resources from around the web you may want to check out.
What Do You Mean by ‘Unity’?
I appreciated this article by Quina Aragon about what unity is and is not, according to the Bible.
It’s important for us to keep in mind the biblical vision, especially when we hear hollow unity calls that fail to also call us to repent of damage done to others. If we really want true and virtuous unity among God’s people, that both reflects him and also expresses the unity his Son secured on the cross, then we must examine ourselves. Are we insisting on our own way or dismissing others’ pain (Phil. 2:3–4; Luke 10:25–37)? Then we must repent, resolving anew to love our neighbor as ourselves.
The Lost We Love the Most
If we’ve already shared the gospel, and if there’s been no response, how do we continue to love our friends and family?
But what if evangelism is about more (not less) than sharing the content of the gospel? What if people are more complex and unpredictable than we may think? And what if the situation with our spouse, friend, child, parent, or neighbor is more dynamic than Satan would have us believe? In the face of an apparent stalemate, it’s refreshing and encouraging to remind ourselves of three dynamic realities in any relationship with a lost loved one.
Do Not Despise the Gentle Nudge
While there are exceptions, we often need many small nudges instead of large shoves in order to stay on a faithful path with God.
These little adjustments to our spiritual lives, while seemingly small and insignificant by themselves, make all the difference in avoiding spiritual danger and experiencing intimacy with God.
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