Unity in Christ does not mean perfect agreement or the absence of differences; it means community in the midst of differences.
As we engage the evil spiritual forces of this age, we work tegether as representatives of Christ the King relying on the Sword of the Spirit and prayer.
Brotherly love is not theoretical; it is seen in our everyday heart attitudes and actions toward one another.
The church is a community where people are transformed and come to experience and share God's love.
Discipleship involves taking the yoke of Christ upon us as we work through differences and problems to reap God's blessing of life and joy.
Without a common faith in a common Lord, the modern state is unable to create a truly united community.
Sanctification is to be pursued along with peace. It is never loving to confirm people in their sin.
Our privileged position as citizens of the kingdom also comes with responsibilities.
If we are in Christ, we already are a covenant community. We simply need to learn to live in community.
There does not need to be peace and tranquility for there to be unity. Covenant community life in the body of Christ is messy. We are called to tolerate one another's faults and forebear with one another.
In contrast to the world’s man-worshipping glory, John shows us a new category of glory reflected in the cross. John uniquely connects Jesus’ suffering with glory. The cross is not the condition of glory. The Cross is God’s glory. In giving the Father glory, Jesus reveals the nature of the Father’s glory. We’re being transformed from one degree of glory to another.