It’s one things to fight a common enemy without – wars are fought and won on such a basis. One army sets themselves in array against another and a bloody battle is fought until one side gains the victory. However, it’s quite another thing altogether when the enemies of a man are those within his own household; those within his own ranks! How then shall the battle be won? Indeed our Lord well summed up the tragedy and the certainty of defeat when he said: “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand” (Mk. 3:25).
This sermon is a challenging exhortation for the body of Christ to grow up into Christian maturity; to put away the infighting and pride and instead to seek to forbear with one another in love and in so doing to preserve the unity of the Holy Spirit in the bond of peace!!