Christian code of conduct – unwritten behaviour

A congregation takes on it’s own unwritten Christian code of conduct, a unique code of behaviour and appearance. To feel ‘accepted’ you need to follow this unwritten code. Roy (name changed) was naturally jolly and bouncy, but the congregation was more sedate and ‘spiritual’! Soon Roy was getting on everybody’s nerves and this was intensified when the church went away for a few days of camping…

[7] Receive the Holy Spirit

After Jesus was raised from the dead, He appeared to His disciples and:
“He breathed on them and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit’ ” John 20:22
How does this breathing of the Holy Spirit differ from the disciple’s filling of the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost?…

[2] Unity: United around Jesus’ teachings.

The whole essence of a Christian is that we follow Jesus Christ, and this involves obedience.
Someone who doesn’t belong to God, doesn’t understand God’s teachings and they don’t want to obey the Lord’s commands.
But Christians unite around these teachings.
Unity is important among Christians, and Christians are those who have a desire to obey all of God’s teachings….

[3] Satan knows the importance of unity.

Let’s explore the topic of unity:
Why does Satan raise the importance of unity, if he wants to destroy it?
That may seem like going against his plan.
But by getting the largest amount of people, to agree on the smallest amount of Biblical Truth, then he can very effectively bring in false teaching…

[4] A unity that divides

We will be looking at two types of people who don’t follow Jesus’ teaching on unity:
Firstly, there is someone who wants to believe all that the Bible teaches but because they are young in the faith, or they have had poor teaching, they hold incorrect views.
But the second person chooses not to obey the teachings of the Bible…