Does your life reflect an unchallenged devotion to Jesus? We are all worshipers, which means we will all turn to something or someone as our savior. For Christians, there is only one Savior. By faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, he has remade us into a new people who are called to worship him alone as one.
Are you marked by an abiding commitment to the body of Christ? The New Testament devotes a lot of attention to the importance of unity within the church. Not only does it reflect the God in whose image we have been created, but it demonstrates the hope of the gospel to the lost world around us. Jesus has broken down our divisions and calls us to unity as the body of Christ.
Are you devoted to making disciples? Through faith, God has not simply saved us from our sin. He has also saved us to participate in his work of redemption throughout the world. Every Christian has been called under the banner of the Great Commission, to make disciples, baptize, and teach the good news of Jesus wherever we go.
Regardless of ethnicity, gender, country of origin, upbringing, or socio-economic status we all have one feature in common—we are made in the image of God. Despite our differences, we are living in the story of God’s redemptive work, which tears down the barriers that divide us. Following Christ means becoming a member of his household, one in which we will spend eternity.
Until then, an unbelieving world is watching. But what does it see? These days, we’re faced with so many distractions that threaten to divide us, but God desires for his church to come together as one. When we do, we reflect his image in which we have been made.
God desires unity among his people. As we work to reconcile our differences, let us redirect our gaze where it belongs—on our Savior, Jesus Christ. When we do, we will truly grow into the people God designed us to become.