This one thing.
Almost 2000 years ago the apostle Paul wrote letters to a Church that was stressed with many of the complexities that face Christians today1. For example, there were divisions based on personalities, and loyalties. There was even a division of no divisions!2 There were problems with sexual compromise and temptations, and questions of where to draw the line between faith and culture, accommodation or compromise3. There were leadership vacuums and confusion about what to do when they came together4. There were problems with greed, money, and legal conflict5. There were even problems with substance abuse and political correctness6. In every case the answer to these questions is found by stepping back and looking at Jesus. Paul was afraid that the Corinthians had taken their eyes off the ball. That they were distracted from their calling. From the “one thing” that determines everything. “…simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” This is what we are about. It is why we gather.
This is our one thing.
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that I will seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in His Temple. Psalm 27:4
…but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 3:13 & 14
And Jesus looked at him, loved him and said to him, “You still lack one thing: go sell all that you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come follow me.” Luke10:21
What one thing do you desire?
What one thing do you do?
What one thing do you lack?
Please join us in “fixing our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:2
1 1 Cor & 2nd Cor
2 1 Cor 1:10-17, 3:3-10
3 1 Cor 5:1-2
4 1 Cor 11-14
5 1 Cor 6 6 1 Cor 10