Unity! Unity! Unity!
Call to Worship: Psalms 106:1-3, 47-48
1 Praise the Lord.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
His love endures forever.
2 Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord or fully declare his praise?
3 Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.
47 Save us, Lord our God, and gather us from the nations,
that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.
48 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
Let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the Lord. (NIV)
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:13-22
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought nearby the blood of Christ.
14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, 16 and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. (NIV)
Sermon Text: Philippians 2:1-4
1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2 complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (ESV)
Forever (C. Tomlin)
Be Enthroned (H. Thompson, J. Riddle, K. Heiligenthal, B. Johnson)
God And God Alone (C. Tomlin, J. Ingram, J. Myrin)
This Little Light of Mine
For the Beauty of the Earth (F. Pierpoint, performed by Genevieve and Juliana Owyang)
Christ Be All Around Me (D. Leonard, J. Mooring, L. Mooring, L. Jordan)