Sunday September 2021
Invincible- incapable of being conquered, overcome, or subdued. To powerful to be defeated or overcome
Today we’re talking about “The Invincible Family, the Power of Unity”
Genesis 1:26- “Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
Who is “us” and “our”?
Well we know God was there. From Genesis 1:2 the Bible says the Holy Spirit was there. From John 1 we learn that Jesus was there.
The Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit working together to create the world and Adam and Eve.
But before the Female was created, God created the Male named Adam.
Genesis 1:18- “Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”
God was telling Adam “Your relationship with me is not enough.” God considered Adam incomplete without Eve.
WHAT LESSONS CAN WE LEARN FROM THESE SCRIPTURES?
1. God values community
God has called each one of us to enjoy a personal relationship with Him and in fact He longs for that.
But beyond that He calls US to be involved in community. It’s NOT GOOD for man to be alone.
God desires each of us to be CONNECTED in COMMUNITY!
AFTER THE DAY OF PENTECOST WHEN 3000 PEOPLE SURRENDER THEIR LIVES TO JESUS CHRIST
Acts 2:42-47- “All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper), and to prayer.
A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity— all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.”
These New Believers formed an authentic Christian Community!
WHY? Because God values COMMUNITY!
2. God Values Unity
God said “Let Us” make man in our image.”
GOD VALUES UNITY
John 17:20-21- “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.”
Psalm 133:1- “How truly wonderful and delightful to see brothers and sisters living together in sweet unity!
THREE ENEMIES OF UNITY
Proverbs 16:28- “A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.”
James 5:9- “Since each of you are part of God’s family never complain or grumble about each other so that judgment will not come on you, for the true Judge is near and very ready to appear!”
James 3:16- “For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder [unrest, rebellion] and every evil thing and morally degrading practice.”
THREE FRIENDS OF UNITY
1Thessalonians 5:11- “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18 – “Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
Colossians 3:12- “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
GOD VALUES COMMUNITY. GOD VALUES UNITY
3. God Values His purposes
God values a community that is in unity about His purposes!
THREE PURPOSES OF GOD
a. Love God passionately
Matthew 22:37-39- “Jesus replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
b. Love one another Deeply
Romans 12:10- “Be devoted to tenderly loving your fellow believers as members of one family. Try to outdo yourselves in respect and honor of one another.”
c. Love the World Sacrificially
John 3:16- “For God so loved the world He gave…..”
Mark 16:15- “And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.”
“If you think the church is too big then your love for people is too small.”
Love God Passionately
Love One Another Deeply
Love the World Sacrificially
CONCLUSION: God values a Community that is In Unity about His Purposes.
And when we are a Community that is in Unity about His purposes we are an INVINCIBLE FAMILY!!
WHAT IS THE HOLY SPIRIT SAYING TO YOU THROUGH THIS MESSAGE?