It seems there are more opportunities for division and disagreement right now than ever.
Many world events have caused Christians to take opposite sides on issues.
The recent election in the USA
The worldwide issues with refugees and immigrants
A global fear of the foreigner.
There are those embracing terms like evangelical and inclusive, while at the same time others are fleeing them.
Being unified as a church is harder than ever.
The apostle Paul had some experience in these areas.
He needed to bring together the arch enemies of the Jews and the Gentiles in the church of Rome. This required dealing with moral and cultural issues.
The church in Corinth was divided over spiritual gifts, freedom in Christ, and lawsuits to name a few.