Unity in the Local Church

Text: Psalm 133:1 God desires unity – John 17:20-21; 1 Corinthians 1:10 Proper type of unity – Ephesians 4:4-6; 5:11 Threats to unity in the local church Sin – 1 Corinthians 5 Error – Romans 16:17 Pride – Acts 20:29-30 Grudges – Ephesians 4:25-27 Human loyalty – 1 Corinthians 1:10-13

Healing of Naaman

Text: 2 Kings 5:1-14 Greatness before men is irrelevant (v. 1) Who delivers the message is irrelevant (v. 10) What one thinks is irrelevant (v. 11-12) We just need to follow God’s instructions

Pride

Text: Proverbs 16:18; James 4:6 Causes One to Think too Highly of Himself – Romans 12:3 Causes One to Reject the Word of God – 3 John 9 Causes One to Reject Correction – 1 Corinthians 5:2 Will Not Allow One to Enter the Kingdom – Matthew 5:3