April 29, 2018. "Church Unity." John 15: 1-8.
How is the church united today? How is the church divided today? The 500th anniversary of the Reformation helped unite the church. Yet today, in other venues, division is evident. In John 15, Jesus uses a common Old Testament allegory to describe the church. Jesus reinterprets the allegory. The church is united in Christ. The church bears fruit. But today, Christians try to divide the church. Disunity clouds our message. This is God's church. In unity, we are to Live the Gospel and Change the World.