The fable varies in the incident and the story, but the moral is essentially the same; the music has many variations, but the old air, the original air or melody may be detected like a chord in the midst of all these variations. )Christ the centre of Christian unionOctavius Winslow, D. D.I. In the one there is more power to act, in the other to endure. And was it not a true and happy fancy that saw in this heavenly bow an emblem of that covenant which, irrespective of minor differences, embraces all believers within the same arms of mercy?(Dr. He is the head, we are the members; but where without the members is the prevailing energy of the body? It is capable of proof that there was in Judaism a Grecized party even before the time of our Lord, and it is quite clear that the Grecian converts to the faith of Jesus were rather characterized by the freshness of their ideas, the freedom of their speculations, the liberty which they claimed from oppressive rite and ceremonial, than by their mother-tongue. It is through us that Christ works. Here are ascending-grades or diversities in heaven itself, and yet the fundamental characteristics of spiritual life are the same. In Him the dispersion is regathered. Unity pervades all God's works and operations — unity, not uniformity. When Galatians 3:28 is read against the backdrop of the New Testament, an integrated How hard it is to bridge the gulf between the lordly owner of a county and the half-clad, unclean, besotted, diseased inmate of some hovel within sight of his palace! One man, his heart all athirst for that rest which is union, will look out for himself some earthly object, which he may deck with every fancied perfection, and then bow before it as his idol. Israel was in captivity to Babylon. This unity in Christ makes us feel at one with the great and good;(1)of all ages;(2)of all climes;(3)of all denominations;(4)of all sorts of society. She was also well respected. Unity pervades all God's works and operations — unity, not uniformity. Lyth.I.Its foundation.II.Completeness.III.End.In Christ we have —I.One foundation of hope.II.One pattern of imitation.III.One motive of action.IV.One object of triumph.Observe —I. "Ye all are one man in Christ Jesus." )The oneness of believersTrapp.Souls have no sexes and Christ is no respecter of persons. I will, in the briefest manner, refer to this point; and, first, with regard to obligations set forth in the Scriptures. Lyth.I.Its foundation.II.Completeness.III.End.In Christ we have —I.One foundation of hope.II.One pattern of imitation.III.One motive of action.IV.One object of triumph.Observe —I. We have the same trials, afflictions, temptations; we take, oftentimes, the same dreary, lonely, tiresome path. The child of God is kept not by any power of his own.II. The privilege — then are ye Abraham's seed included in the covenant — heirs of God, of every blessing, of heaven.III. We have the same trials, afflictions, temptations; we take, oftentimes, the same dreary, lonely, tiresome path. Now, beloved, a great and essential doctrine is placed before you here. When all men ate one in Christ, earth will once more be a province of heaven. There is unity and there is diversity. Christ is the well-spring of the strong motives to right action and of the deepest passions of holy love. The child of God is kept not by any power of his own.II. Lyth.I.Its foundation.II.Completeness.III.End.In Christ we have —I.One foundation of hope.II.One pattern of imitation.III.One motive of action.IV.One object of triumph.Observe —I. All true believers hold Christ the one Head of the Church. All that he had, all that he was before, remained unchanged; every gift and every power was made to serve the immediate end; but larger interests asserted their supremacy, and the soul acknowledged the claim. Children’s Sermons; Hymns; Galatians 3:23-29 SW-Admin 2019-08-15T16:02:02-07:00. It is true that St. Paul presents these three antitheses in a pictorial fashion, in a vivid and concrete form, before our consideration, but it is none the less obvious that he is thinking of more than the literal meaning of his own words.I. And not only your happiness, but your holiness will be promoted by your recognition of brotherly love. Then all minor differences, of place and intercourse, sink at once into nothing. Again, this being in Christ involves our preservation. At the end of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. alludes to the apostle Paul’s words in Galatians 3:28: “There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus” (NRSV). Even regeneration will not change these grave and fundamental differences of mental constitution. And was it not a true and happy fancy that saw in this heavenly bow an emblem of that covenant which, irrespective of minor differences, embraces all believers within the same arms of mercy?(Dr. It expects to find oneness, brotherly love, sympathy, co-operation. (Canon Westcott. St. Paul affirms, first, that the greatest natural differences between men are, as we see them, only temporary, provisional, preparatory.2. The test — if ye are Christ's, by faith — redeeming grace — holy consecration.II. Now I would remind you, in the first place, beloved, that the unity of the Church of God grows out of the unity of all believers in Christ the one Head. In the one there is more power to act, in the other to endure. If the two types of mental character of which I have spoken be found within the Church of Christ, we may expect sharp and sustained antagonism. )Christ the centre of Christian unionOctavius Winslow, D. D.I. The great central truth of Christian union is the central truth of Christianity itself, which is Christ crucified. The privilege — then are ye Abraham's seed included in the covenant — heirs of God, of every blessing, of heaven.III. This message was delivered on Feb 26, 2012 at Hillcrest Baptist Church. We speak of rest as man's want. Every believer is a temple of the Holy Ghost. There is now neither Jew nor Greek; they are both one in Christ Jesus.2. II. How hard it is to bridge the gulf between the lordly owner of a county and the half-clad, unclean, besotted, diseased inmate of some hovel within sight of his palace! The communion of saints is between them — and therefore the life of life — the resurrection of the dead, and the life everlasting. The unity of the Church of Christ does not spring out of anything in that Church, but out of the oneness of that Church in Christ. He is the vine, we are the branches; but where, without the branches, is the manifold fertility of the vine? To die that all might be gathered into His fold.IV. There is now neither Jew nor Greek; they are both one in Christ Jesus.2. The family of God is essentially one, and yet constituted into different households. Brethren, shall I advert for a moment to the blessings that will accrue from your recognition and manifestation of this great and glorious truth, the essential unity of the Church? Study the unity of heaven, and try to realize it on earth. II. 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