Daily Devotional
Why We Pursue Unity

“And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.”

John 17:22


Ponder This

Jesus wants unity in His Church. One of the things that gives Joyce and me great joy is to see our children loving one another. We pray for our children and grandchildren. We want them to love Jesus, we want them to love us, and we want them to love one another. Likewise, God wants you to love your brothers and sisters in Christ, all His children.

Unity is the delight of the saved. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than to be in a church where there’s division. There’s nothing more glorious than to be part of a church in which you have sweet fellowship and oneness of spirit. What a fellowship and what a joy divine!

Unity is the dread of Satan. Satan gets very nervous when God’s people dwell together in unity because this makes us a winning team. The celebrated basketball coach, John Wooden of UCLA, was asked, “What does it take to make a winning team?” He said, “Get the players in condition. Teach them the fundamentals of the game. Teach them to play together as a team.” Isn’t that simple? That’s exactly what it takes to make a great church. Get in condition, get right with God, learn the fundamentals of the game, learn what being a Christian is all about, and then, live in unity for the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • When have you struggled to pursue unity in your church? Why?
  • What are some steps that you can take toward pursuing unity in your church now?

Practice This

Reach out to one person for the sake of pursuing unity and reconciliation as needed.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.