Be Of One MindThe Lord wants us to be one. We have a lot to talk about. Unlike non-Christians we have the entire breadth of the scriptures to connect with. We have so much in common and to figure out what those things are requires some "we time."
You'll never see people on the same page unless they stragegize together. Look how many times the scriptures tell us to be of one mind. How can we do this if we barely know each other?
That you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. - Romans 15:6 NKJV
Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, - Philippians 1:27 NKJV
Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. - Philippians 2:2 NKJV
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; - 1 Peter 3:8 NKJV
Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. - Romans 12:16 NKJV
Strong ConnectionsThe best way to be of one mind with fellow Christians is to spend some time together. Invest time in each other.
Go in with a heart of forgiveness. Be patient. Have a true interest in your fellow Christians. Use your superpowers of patience, peace and love. If we are talking about the Lord we are building each other up.
Share your testimony. Ask questions about their testimony. Ask what they like and what's important to them. Be a great listener. The Lord has invested quite a bit for them so let's stir up interest about their lives.
Think about how facinating the Christians lives in the bible were. Well we have the same Lord and scriptures they had. We are facinating too!
It can be a quick lunch or a nice long dinner. Bring food and beverage and a curiosity about how the Lord is working in your lives.
So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples." - John 13:34-35 NLT
What opportunities are out there to connect with other Christians?
There are many! The highest concentration of Christians is at Church. Meet people. Shake hands. Bring gifts.
Let's seek each other out and speak freely about the things of the Lord.
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