A Church Divided

May 30
Heart wrenching…is the best way to describe the prayer concern I've been carrying for three friends serving churches in three different denominations.  In each case, there is division within the body that is tearing people apart.
Tuesday, a week ago,  this verse appeared as the selected verse for the day on Biblegateway and spoke directly to the heartache my friends are experiencing.

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you,
but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
1 Corinthians 1:10

What are we doing to strengthen the unity of the Body of Believers with whom we worship?

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Ephesians 4:2

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
Hebrews 10:23-25