God’s goal is not to raise up a bunch of individual people, but a whole Body of believers. He wants a nation united in faith who are a light to the world in how they love one other. Paul told the church at Colossae to bear with one another and live life with one another. Jesus told us that the way to reach the world is to show them how we live in unity, something we cannot do as a divided church. We are to exemplify the peace of Christ in our lives as we work as a body. God is glorified when we live in unity, peace, and community with one another.
Colossians 3:11-17; Matthew 6:15; John 17:23; Romans 12:2
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