Today is the day to be unified! Stop just surviving.Thrive when you become unified by the heart of God. You can’t go wrong when you follow love.


I’m a sixth-generation Texan, and every Texan knows the Comanche Indians were in this part of the world for a very long time – about 4,000 years before any Europeans showed up. 

They were systematically wiped out from one end of the country to the other. Why? Because the Europeans showed up? No. That was not the problem, but the result of the problem.

The Comanche, along with many other native tribes, were wiped out because they were never unified – never. 

The American Indians were good people – smart, caring, talented, but we don’t know anything about them because nobody ever bothered to form a written language. For 4,000 years, nobody ever thought beyond their own generation. Why?

They were too busy fighting each other. They didn’t advance. 

They never were unified or fought in a selfless way that unified the generation behind them. They were only about today’s survival and survival will kill you. Let me say that again – survival mode will kill you. They had good people among them, but every tribe prided itself on killing the other.

Just like the Body of Christ.

Sister Suzie Rottenheart and her pack of wolves gossiping about the preacher and his wife. They complain about the worship and the color of the carpet. They blast the church down the street on Facebook because they sprinkle instead of dunk. They take selfies as they picket the abortion clinic, threatening and shaming the lost girls looking for help – any help. They are the only people who are right and everyone else is wrong. 

The Europeans are here. They are us. But hear me when I tell you this: Not in this house! Not in this tribe!

The devil is our enemy. Not each other. You can rail against the spirit of religion all you want. Just don’t give it a name like “First Church of the Seventh Day Baptist Brethren of Christ.” Hate religion, not the church. 

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement, give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus. – Romans 15:5

United, the church becomes a conduit for the Holy Spirit to bring heaven to earth. We’re a conduit for good works, healing, miracles, signs and wonders. Know your enemy. The church ain’t it!

From my sermon series I LOVE MY TRIBE