Oh, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers and sisters in Christ to dwell together in unity. When we are saved we are transferred into the Kingdom of God and we become “citizens of heaven”(Philippians 3:20) living as “sojourners and exiles” on this earth (1 Peter 2:11). And in our heavenly Kingdom: “there is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 5:4-6).
We were saved into unity and we must live that unity out in this world if we are to be happy people and a good witness to a broken world seeking what only we can share. In this message on Philippians 4:11, I explore the links of joy, fellowship, and unit and (importantly) how we realize them in our lives and in our churches.
This is the third of three sermons I recently preached on Joy and Fellowship. To hear part one, the Pursuit of Joyfulness click on Part one.
To hear part two (The Privileges and Responsibilities of a Joyful Christian Philippians 1:27-30) click on Part two.