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Are we content for Christ to be divided?

Is Christ divided? 1 Corinthians 1.13

Life Together
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)
“Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ. No Christian community is more or less than this…We belong to one another only through and in Jesus Christ. What does this mean? It means, first, that a Christian needs others because of Jesus Christ. It means, second, that a Christian comes to others only through Jesus Christ. It means, third, that in Jesus Christ we have been chosen from eternity, accepted in time, and united for eternity.”

In our day, the answer to Paul’s question is, sadly, “Yes.” Yes, the Body of Christ is divided. We have no life together, either locally or otherwise. We’re too focused on our own interests, as individuals and churches, to consider the power our unity of life together might wield in our communities. We have no vision for unity, and no one who is willing to step forward and take up the hard work of seeking and maintaining unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Eph. 4.3). Every Christian knows this is true. Yet we do not seem to care that the Body of Christ is divided, even when, in our own local communities, we might do something about that. Surely it must be a puzzlement to outsiders that there are so many churches and that they have so little to do with one another. In fact, this is more than a puzzlement; it’s a scandal.

What are some of the things that keep churches in your community from engaging in more consistent and visible unity?

T. M. Moore

Praying for Revival
During the third week of each month, pastors and lay leaders join as men together in the Lord to seek Him for revival. Here’s a way you can experience the unity of life together in the Body of Christ, with pastors from other churches and places, as you join to seek the Lord in prayer. If you would like to join one of our online Revival Prayer Groups, send me an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and we’ll make it happen for you.

Revival Prayer Groups
You can begin a Revival Prayer Group with pastors in your community. Our book, Restore Us!, provides the rationale, format, and resources for putting such a group together. Order your copy by clicking here.

We rejoice in the goodness of our heavenly Father, Who provides the support our ministry requires through the generous and faithful gifts of those who benefit from and believe in our work. Does the Lord want to use you in this way? Please look to Him in prayer over this question. You can contribute to The Fellowship of Ailbe by using the Contribute button at our website, or by sending your gift to The Fellowship of Ailbe, 19 Tyler Drive, Essex Junction, VT 05452. Thank you.

Except as indicated, Scripture taken from the New King James Version. © Copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

T.M. Moore

T. M. Moore is principal of The Fellowship of Ailbe, a spiritual fellowship in the Celtic Christian tradition. He and his wife, Susie, make their home in the Champlain Valley of Vermont.
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