Video Excerpts: Oneness and the One Accord, Message 6
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BACKGROUND This page contains video excerpts from message six of the 2002 message series, “Oneness and the One Accord.”
The first five messages in this series were given during the Midwest-area Labor Day weekend conference in Cleveland, Ohio. In these messages brother Titus considered this matter of oneness according to who God is, in the Lord’s living on the earth, as seen in the Lord’s prayer in John 17, and in the example of the early church in the book of Acts. He then went on to consider how the apostle Paul dealt with the matter of oneness in Romans, Ephesians, and Philippians.
Messages six and seven were given to the saints in the metro-Cleveland area in the fall conference on October 26-27, and covered the matter of oneness as it is seen in the book of Colossians.
The complete series of messages are now available as the book, “Oneness and the One Accord.” Also, the complete audio messages are also available on this site. Both the book and the audio messages may be accessed via the “Also Available…” link below.
CONFERENCE TITLE Oneness and the One Accord THIS MESSAGE Message Number Six:
“The Living Out of the Oneness by Holding the Head as the Rich Supply.”
VENUE Main hall of the church in Cleveland,
2002 Fall Conference,
October 26, 2002
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Christ Himself Is Our Oneness
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In the three epistles of First Corinthians, Second Corinthians, and Galatians, the apostle Paul deals with very negative situations regarding, respectively, the church’s relationships with itself, with the Lord’s servants, and with Christ. Then, in the next three epistles, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians, he covers these same things in a very positive way.
In particular, in the book of Colossians we see that Christ and only Christ is everything. When you have Christ, you automatically have the oneness of the Body of Christ, because He Himself is the unique oneness. Therefore, rather than stressing the matter of oneness, Colossians stresses Christ Himself.
Christ Is the Source and Reality of Oneness
Christ is the unique source, element, substance, nature, sphere, and living out of the reality of oneness. If you take away Christ you have taken away the source of oneness and brought in a source of division.
Christ Is the Head of the Body
Christ is the Head of the Body, the church. This means He is also the Body itself, because without a head a body dies.
The Oneness Is Realized Through Completing the Word of God
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When the word of God is fulfilled, then automatically oneness is present. In Colossians 1:25 the Greek word translated “complete” also means “to fulfill,” indicating that this word must be subjective to us.
Presenting Every Man Full-Grown in Christ
According to Colossians 1:24-29 there are several matters involved in raising up a local church. We must fill up what is lacking of the sufferings of Christ (v. 24), fulfill the word of God (v. 25), and admonish and encourage each one to present them full-grown to God (v. 28). Each of these items involves suffering on the part of those who serve Christ.
Struggling for the Building Up of the Church
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According to Colossians 2:1-3 Paul struggled according to Christ, the mystery of God. He not only suffered for the saints’ growth, but struggled for their building up in the church life.
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