In the Beginning, God Intended for Unity in the Church
Tyler Van Horssen, Pastoral Intern
Overview: Unity was on Paul’s heart as he wrote the letter to the Philippian church in 60-62 AD. Although they were a healthy church that Paul had an intimate relationship with, unity was still difficult to maintain because of the divisive culture around them and the naturally divisive hearts within the church. Paul encourages the Philippians to let their manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ (Philippians 1:27) and explains that working toward church unity is one way to do this. He desires for the church to complete his joy by walking in unity through living lives of humility and service to others.