"John said to Jesus, 'Master, we saw someone using your name to cast out demons, but we told him to stop because he isn’t in our group.”
But Jesus said, 'Don’t stop him! Anyone who is not against you is for you.”
John was a part of the inner circle that ministered with Jesus. But he didn't get it. He saw a guy doing a miraculous act of kindness in the name of Jesus and he told him to knock it off. Why? Because the man wasn't a part of the gang.
Segregation,in the Church goes way back. I wonder how often why draw a line in the sand with our brothers and sisters? How often do we compare, judge, criticize, and destroy another person or churches ministry because they are not a part of our merry little band? Conservative and charismatics, traditional and non-traditional, we just seem to be unsupportive of each other.
When you consider the mighty moves of God, it is most often when churches are in unity. Where are you at on the issue of unity?