Today our pastor spoke about the Inter-generational Church - Families Stick Together.
He made some very good and important observations.
Differences between older and younger will divide a church unless each learns to appreciate what the other has to offer.
Young and old must come to an understanding or we will tragically have to g our separate ways.
One of the most frequent New Testament messages is GET ALONG.
You can find this in almost every New Testament book.
Evidently, church is a "big deal" to God.
The church is a body in that we have one head (Christ).
The church is a family in that we belong to one Father (God).
If the church is God's family - then ACT LIKE IT.
Bear with each others weakness.
In all church functions, always be thinking what would be best for others.
It is not a sin to have a preference or opinion but it is sin to demand my way.
Unity in the church is essential if God is going to be glorified.
God looks bad when people can't stick together.
Everyone must make personal sacrifices together.
Too often we make worship services about our own preferences or beliefs.
Worship singing and liturgy is God glorifying with one mouth.
God put different people in His church on purpose so that we would learn His acceptance of us.
As God's church, let's stick together to glorify him with one mouth and one heart.
He gave us a lot to think about this week. I thank God for the unity we have in our church family.