Unity Sermon Illustrations

Unity Sermon Illustrations

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Let all the saints terrestrial sing,
With those to glory gone;
For all the servants of our King,
In earth and heaven, are one.—Selected


The union for which the Lord Jesus prayed was a union of spiritual men. Any other union is not only worthless but harmful. A union of professors of one dead Church with those of another dead Church is only a filling of a funeral morgue. A union of dead professors with living saints is but to pour the putrid water of a stagnant pool into a living spring. The union which Christ contemplated was a holy union springing from oneness in Him.—The Biblical Illustrator


An apparent union may be produced by not thinking at all as well as by all thinking alike. But this is confusion rather than unity. It is a freezing together as cold congregates all bodies how heterogeneous soever: sticks, stones, and water. Unity ef­fected by the Spirit is something quite different. The heat of the Spirit first makes a separation of different things. Then it unites those that are of the same Spirit.—Selected


On the day before the Battle of Trafalgar, Lord Nelson took two of his captains who were at variance to a spot where they could see the fleet that opposed them. "Yonder," said the Admiral with a sweep of his hand, "are your enemies." The captains shook hands and forgot their differences in the face of their common enemy.—The Biblical Illustrator

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