I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.
As with any large group of people coming together, it can be easy to focus on how we are different than on what unites us. As a church, what unites us is Jesus and sharing him with the World. We should not focus on politics and preferences but we should always focus on Jesus. That will bring us together and helps us to accomplish everything God wants for us as individuals and corporately as God’s church.
God, thank you for sending your son Jesus to this earth. Thank you for creating your church. Help us, help me, as part of your church to not lose sight of the main thing and focus on my preferences or convictions and instead to focus on the absolute most important thing which is to go into the world sharing the love of Jesus with others so that they can find salvation in you. Amen!