I live by 1 Corinthians 1:12-13. Christ was not divided in Paul's day and isn't in my life either.
I honestly did not know which church I was going to this morning untill bed time last night. I pray and ask our Lord to send me each week. On a friday, I buy the local paper and cut out the church services at ALL the local churches.
But he has sent me to churches in my area, that don't even appear in the paper! At 10.30am I found myself at one Methodist church, this afternoon at 2.30pm another mini Methodist church and tonight I'm going to a Protestant Free Church, that I haven't been to for 4 weeks - though I have joined them once for coffee on a friday morning.
Next week is a complete mystery to me. I have many churches where I want to go and I know friends will make me welcome. But I'll be patient all week until I 'feel' my prayer is answered and I obey where I am sent.
Perhaps many will say, this is not correct? Well I've had a regular bible group for a year, which I'll go to on wednesday. I've got a base church that I go to once a week for praise/ worship and also regularly for coffee fellowship.
Infact the Methodist church I went to this morning is coming to my base Pentecostal church on Saturday for prayer walking.
The Baptist/ Methodist divide will only be a problem if you focus on the differences and let people in those churches 'doubt another man's servant' or the teaching/ preaching/ fruits of the other church.
How about trying alternate weeks? If you both follow Jesus and stand strong in his name many things will be possible and your witness for church unity wounderful to see.
Lastly may I ask how you both feel about other denominations? Pentecostal, United Reform, Anglican, Free churches and so on....... Would you worship in any trinitarian denomination? SofTy.
1 Corinthians 1:12-13 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos: and I of Cephas; and I of Christ.
Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptised in the name of Paul?
May the power of the Spirit of our God unite us. SofTy.