MONDAY 5TH NOVEMBER, 2018
THEME: WORKING TOGETHER IN UNITY
TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 12:1-27; PSALM 133:1-3
MEMORY VERSE: MATTHEW 18: 18 – 19 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.”
There is a popular saying, ‘Together we stand, divided we fall’. In the coat of Arms of Nigeria, it is boldly inscribed “Unity and Progress.” The import of these two illustrations is that where there is no unity, there cannot be progress no matter the level of wisdom, knowledge, wealth and power applied.
The analogy of Paul on the relationship of the body of Christ to make fellowship bring glory to God is that all members have to make use of their spiritual gifts. There is no gift that is not important in the fellowship. All gifts have to work harmoniously to engender progress.
When Christians work together, there will be uncommon spiritual and physical achievement such as:
Presence of the Holy Spirit in their gathering;
God will answer their prayers speedily;
Signs, miracles and wonders will attend their worship;
Satan will not have the opportunity to deceive members;
Unspeakable joy will always fill their heart;
The works of the flesh will not manifest;
No member of the Church will be in want;
Revelation of God’s hidden treasure will be constant;
There will infrastructural growth, and
There will be evidence of numerical growth.
The unity which God expects in the Church has to begin from the family between husband and wife, parents and children, and among workers either as preachers, choir members, ushers, stewards and this has to radiate between Minister and all the members of the Church. It is unity that will make worship acceptable to God and make His glory to manifest as God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are working in unity (Gen. 1: 26; Jn. 5: 17).
HYMN: EMHB 717 – HELP US TO HELP EACH OTHER LORD
PRAYER: Lord God, remove the spirit of disunity from the body of Christ in Jesus’ name. Amen.