November 06, 2018: SOAP #3260:   Job 30; Psalm 120; Galatians 3,4 Scripture:  Galatians (NIV) 3:26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for […]

November 06, 2018: SOAP #3260:   Job 30; Psalm 120; Galatians 3,4

Scripture:  Galatians (NIV) 3:26 You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Observation:    Probably the most obvious differences that stood out in Paul's day are listed here.   The difference between the Jews and Gentiles, the difference between slaves and freemen, and the difference between men and women.
People today often try to take the big groups and further break them into many smaller groups.  They emphasize the unique characteristics of small groups within the larger groups.   They emphasize the differences.
In Christ, we emphasize the similarities.   We are all sinners.   We all can be saved through the sacrifice of Jesus.   All who believe are all vessels of the same Holy Spirit.   All believers will be united in heaven.

Application:  There is no major difference that can separate us from each other in Christ.   I am to make sure that what is true in Christ is also true in my life and in my area of influence.

Prayer:     Jesus, thank you for your unifying work on the cross.   Thank you for making me a part of the church.   Thank you for the unifying work of the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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