The secret to unity begins with how I view myself within the body of Jesus and how I view others. A key verse that addresses this is Philippians 2:3:
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”
In Greek, the word church comes from ἐκκλησία ĕkklēsia, ek-klay-see´-ah. It means a calling out, i.e. a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or community of members) on earth or saints in heaven or both. It is variously translated assembly or church.
All disunity in the called-out assembly of disciples (aka church) can be traced back to the simple truth that too often we act selfishly and consider ourselves better than others. Paul goes on to explain further in the following verse: “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Sadly…
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