Unity in the Church
Would you take God's precious word tonight and turn with me please to Psalm one hundred and thirty three, It's a short Psalm, only three verses but what a magnificent message it has for us tonight. It speaks of unity in the body of Christ, let's look at that Psalm and let me read it for you. Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard on Aaron's beard that went down to the skirts of his garments, the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion, for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
Bellevue Baptist Church is a great church, not great because she's big, perhaps big because she's great but a great church because she has a great commission, she has a great Lord, she has a great love, she has a great unity and our church will continue to be great to the degree that we continue to be unified in our Lord, around his word and by doing his will loving one another. I want us to think tonight about unity in the church and the very first thing I want us to think about is what I want to call the beauty of unity, the beauty of unity, notice what our Lord says in verse one, he says behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. What our Lord says is look at that would you? Behold, look observe, what our Lord is saying is there is something that is beautiful that r want you to behold, something that I want you to see. Why is unity so beautiful? Well, I want to mention three reasons. First of all, it's beautiful because it is the desire of the savior. Did you know that the Lord Jesus Christ is praying tonight for the church? Do you know what he's praying? We have the model for that prayer in john chapter seventeen and verse twenty one, Jesus prayed this, that all may be one as thou father art in me and I in thee that they als ...
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