In Deed and Truth

Whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. – 1 John 3:17–18 – Christians confess with their mouths [...]

Questions About Be United in Christ

What is the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry? The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry is a non-denominational, non-profit organization committed to teaching and promoting Christian unity in accordance with God’s Word in order to bring about real change in the body of Christ. Through carefully researching, writing, publishing, and promoting a library of […]

If Possible, Live at Peace with All People

If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. (Romans 12:18) Some people like to fight. No matter what we do, they won’t live at peace with us. They hate our convictions. They are alienated by our love for God. They hate our gospel and our devotion to Jesus [...]

Continually Sowing Discord

A worthless person, a wicked man, walks with a perverse mouth; he winks with his eyes, he shuffles his feet, he points with his fingers; perversity is in his heart, he devises evil continually, he sows discord. Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; suddenly he shall be broken without remedy. – Proverbs 6:12–15 – Some [...]

Unity with Christ Is Essential

[That we] may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ (Ephesians 4:15). Unity with Christ is essential to the life of His church. People sometimes lose a foot or a leg or an arm or an eye or an ear. It is remarkable how a person can continue to exist after [...]

Don’t Meddle

The Bible speaks ill of those who meddle: He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own / Is like one who takes a dog by the ears. (Proverbs 26:17) We hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies. (2 [...]

Why Should I Care About Christian Unity?

Christians should care deeply about unity because God does. He sent His Son to be crucified in order to reconcile sinners not only to Him but also with one another (Ephesians 2:11–21). Jesus issued a new commandment for believers to love one another as the visible validation to the world that they are indeed His […]

Don’t Divide Over Minor Differences

“One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.” – Romans 14:5 – Christians have a terrible tendency to exaggerate minor differences, as though every difference in religion were a differing religion. This all-or-nothing attitude is divisive and rejects the legitimate distinctions that […]

The Word Became Flesh

My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior – Luke 1:46-47 – Christ’s birth changed the world! When God sent His son to earth, He saw broken, sinful people who were separated from Him. And yet, He still sent Jesus to be born as a human and forgive us from […]

4 Key Questions to Ask Before Helping Others Resolve Conflict

He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a dog by the ears. (Proverbs 26:17) Though helping to resolve conflict between fellow believers is an act of love, meddling in disputes is not. Inserting yourself into a conflict that isn’t yours is about as helpful as [...]