Desert Springs Community Church
Counter Culture - Unity
Locations & Times
  • Desert Springs Community Church
    14440 W Indian School Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395, USA
    Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
The Desire for Unity

· Believers are family, brothers and sisters in Jesus

· Jesus’ desire for us is that we would live in unity (John 17:22-23)

· This unity is living in peace with one another

· This unity is counter culture

Disunity comes from “I”

· What divides us quicker than anything is when we focus on ourselves

· The divisions at Corinth seem to be about preference, not doctrine

· Should doctrine ever divide us? (2 John 1:10)

· The 5 Fundamentals of the Christian faith become the dividing line – truth faith verses apostacy
1. The inerrancy of Scripture – the Bible is true
2. The virgin birth and deity of Jesus – He is fully God, fully man
3. The substitutionary atonement of Jesus death – grace alone, by faith alone
4. The bodily resurrection – Jesus is alive today
5. The second coming of Jesus – He is coming back

· Within the parameters of the fundamentals, we shouldn’t divide

The Unifier is Jesus and His Mission

· Keep focused on Jesus

· Live on mission - preach the gospel

· The gravity of a church is always inward

· We must continually stay focused on Jesus and His mission for us

· Unity comes when we keep our eyes on Jesus and on His mission