Resources on Unity of the Church

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Topical Study on Unity of the Church Unity is the ability to say, "If you belong to Jesus Christ, you belong with me." This unity is necessarily Christo-centric: we relate to one another in and through Jesus Christ. The Mission of the Church Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Brian Peterson https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/epiphany-of-our-lord/commentary-on-ephesians-31-12-4 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Brian Peterson Topics: Church , Unity , Reconciliation , Grace of God Source: Working Preacher This commentary on Ephesians 3:1-12, written by Brian Peterson, covers various themes in this passage including the church's mission, God's grace, the unity of the church, reconciliation, and witnessing to the powers and principalities. Hymn Resources on the Unity of the Church and the Spirit Service Outline or Song Suggestions https://www.methodist.org.uk/our-faith/worship/singing-the-faith-plus/lectionary/sunday-22-january-2017/ Service Outline or Song Suggestions Topics: Hymn , Singing , Worship Planning Source: Methodist UK This resource provides hymn suggestions for Psalms 18:26-32, 27:1, 4-9; Isaiah 9:1-4; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Matthew 4:12-23; Luke 15:11-32; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; and 2 Corinthians 5:14-20. Themes include the unity of the Church and the Spirit. The Glory, Unity, and Triumphs of the Church Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-glory-unity-and-triumphs-of-the-church Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon Topics: Unity , Glory , God's Love , World Source: The Spurgeon Center In this sermon on John 17:22-23, Charles Spurgeon speaks to the unity of humanity with Christ, the unity of these humans in Christ with one another, and the unity of Christ himself with the eternal Father. As the Waters Cover the Sea: Hooker, Baptism, and the Nature of the Church Article by Calvin Lane https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2020/01/24/as-the-waters-cover-the-sea-hooker-baptism-and-the-nature-of-the-church/ Article by Calvin Lane Topics: Unity , Baptism , Ecumenism , Richard Hooker Source: The Living Church Calvin Lane reflects on the writing of 16th-century reformer, Richard Hooker, discussing baptism as it relates to the unity of the church. The Spiritual Unity of the Church Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Mark D Roberts https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/spiritual-unity-church Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Mark D Roberts Topics: Unity , Holy Spirit , Gifts of the Spirit Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Mark D. Roberts uses 1 Corinthians 12:13 to reflect on the unity of believers that is made possible by the work of the Holy Spirit. The Marks of the Church: The Church as One Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/the-marks-of-the-church-the-church-as-one/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Church , Unity , Baptism Source: Ancient Faith Blogs In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Lawrence Farley examines the credal confession of the Church as one. Church as a Bridge or a Wall Article about Church Life and Leadership by Jan Paron http://globalworship.tumblr.com/post/36605133703/is-your-church-a-bridge-or-a-wall-for-access-to Article about Church Life and Leadership by Jan Paron Topics: Church , Unity , Kingdom of God , Community Source: Global Worship Drawing on Jesus' commission in Matthew 28:10, this article excerpt by Jan Parson discusses the inclusive Kingdom that Jesus envisioned for all the nations. Parsons asserts that Jesus opposed barriers that restricted access to religious participation. The Unity of the Church in the Local Community Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Marvin A McMickle http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/03828 Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Marvin A McMickle Topics: Unity , Worship , Community Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) An audio sermon discusses the need for unity amongst local churches in a community. Episcopacy, Priesthood, and the Priesthood of the Church Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Simon Oliver https://livingchurch.org/covenant/2018/02/15/episcopacy-priesthood-and-the-priesthood-of-the-church/ Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Simon Oliver Topics: Church , Ministry , Ecclesiology , Priesthood Source: The Living Church In this article, Simon Oliver reflects on the teachings of Michael Ramsey and expounds that the orders of ministry were never intended to obscure the ministry of the whole people of God but quite the reverse.... Extended Serving of the Communion of the Church Article about Worship and the Sacraments https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/worship/extended-communion/ Article about Worship and the Sacraments Topics: Church , Lord’s Supper , Sacraments , Liturgy Source: Presbyterian Church Mission A commentary on and liturgy of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Extended Serving of the Church’s Communion, which offers a way to include homebound church members in regular celebration of the sacrament. Motherhood of the Church Article by William R. Luckey https://www.hprweb.com/2018/05/an-analysis-of-the-motherhood-of-the-church-as-expounded-by-henri-cardinal-de-lubac/ Article by William R. Luckey Topics: Church , Ecclesiology , Mother , Tradition Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review This Catholic article considers the holy motherhood of the church in tradition through an analysis of the work of Jesuit theologian, Father Henri de Lubac. The Unity of the Church Scripture Meditation or Sermon by James Iley McCord http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/03656 Scripture Meditation or Sermon by James Iley McCord Topics: Unity , Reconciliation Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) James McCord preaches from John 17:1-26, Jesus' high priestly prayer, in which Jesus has three concerns: that the disciples would be kept from the world, kept in unity, and would be witnesses of God's reconciling mission.... Full Text Hymns on Unity of the Church Praise to the Lord, the AlmightyPD
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Unity of the Church Prayer of Intercession https://re-worship.blogspot.com/2012/01/prayer-of-intercession-unity-of-church.html Prayer of Intercession Topics: Unity , Body of Christ , Divisions , Peace Source: Re-Worship This responsive prayer of intercession based on John 14:27, 15:5, 9, 13-14 and Ephesians 4:4-6 asks God to abide with us, to remove whatever prevents us from unity. The prayer affirms symbols of Christian unity. Unity in the Church and Being Known by Jesus Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Jessie Gutgsell https://www.episcopalchurch.org/bible-study/bible-study-easter-day-b-2015 Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Jessie Gutgsell Topics: Unity , Resurrection , Study Source: Sermons That Work An Easter Bible study by Jessie Gutgsell focused on God not showing partiality (Acts 10:34-43), celebrating God's victory (Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24), unity in the church (1 Corinthians 15:1-11), and being known by Jesus (John 20:1-18). The Head of the Church Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-head-of-the-church Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon Topics: Jesus Christ, authority of , King , Ecclesiology , Ecclesiastical Authority Source: The Spurgeon Center A sermon on Colossians 1:18 by Charles Spurgeon, who reflects on what it means for Christ to rule the church. He is our king, and all truth, all authority, is rooted in him. The Real Presence, The Great Want of the Church Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon https://www.spurgeon.org/resource-library/sermons/the-real-presence-the-great-want-of-the-church Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon Topics: Love , Holy Spirit , God's Presence , Jesus Source: The Spurgeon Center In an allegorical interpretation of Song of Solomon 3:4-5, Charles Spurgeon's sermon says that Jesus Christ is present in the church, not in body, but through the ministry of the Holy Spirit. The Role of the Church in the Journey of Salvation Article by Thomas More Garrett http://www.hprweb.com/2014/08/the-role-of-the-church-in-the-journey-of-salvation/ Article by Thomas More Garrett Topics: Church , Body of Christ , Clergy , Laity Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Discussing the Church as the sacrament of salvation, this article by Thomas More Garrett describes the Church's origin through Abraham and Jesus, the Church's identity as the Body of Christ and the Church's work and membership. The Prophetic Power and Practice of Jubilee Article by Marc Tumeinski http://www.hprweb.com/2015/12/the-prophetic-power-and-practice-of-jubilee/ Article by Marc Tumeinski Topics: Community , Forgiveness , Peace , Reconciliation Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review This Catholic article understands Jubilee as a shared practice that deepens the communion of the Church and furthers the Church’s witness in and to the world. It is a gift of peace for the whole world. Unity in the Church Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Thomas Lane Butts http://day1.org/3748-dr_thomas_lane_butts_unity_in_the_church Scripture Meditation or Sermon by Thomas Lane Butts Topics: Unity , Lent , Love Source: Day1 Even in the early church, the pursuit of unity was not easy, says Thomas Lane Butts. But Lent is a good time for Christians to reconsider their responsibility for unity in the community of faith. The Church as a Building Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Brian Peterson https://www.workingpreacher.org/commentaries/revised-common-lectionary/seventh-sunday-after-epiphany/commentary-on-1-corinthians-310-11-16-23-3 Sermon Preparation or Illustration by Brian Peterson Topics: Church , Community , Temple Source: Working Preacher This commentary on 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 explores the significance of Paul's image of the church as a building for the church at Corinth.