"Be of the same mind toward one another..."
Text: Romans 12:16
UNITY IN THE BODY OF CHRIST
Oneness was something that Jesus prayed for (Cf. John 17:22). It was a valid and vital prayer! There were many things that threatened the oneness of the Church even in the first century. No church was ever free from the threat of schism. Paul appealed for unity time and again (Churches include Corinthians, Philippians and Romans).
GUARDING ONENESS IN THE BODY OF CHRIST
How may we encourage oneness in the Body of Christ? Let us ponder the following text. Four practical words of admonition may be noted:-
“Be of the same mind toward one another.
Do not set your mind on high things,
but associate with the humble.
Do not be wise in your own opinion.”