Church

Unity in the Body of Christ

The human body serves as the perfect metaphor for the people of God on Earth. Comprised of many parts that are as different from one another as imaginable, harmony of voices and unity of mission comes as a result of the Holy Spirit in us.

The church is one body with many members, called from every nation, kindred, tongue, and people. In Christ we are a new creation; distinctions of race, culture, learning, and nationality, and differences between high and low, rich and poor, male and female, must not be divisive among us. We are all equal in Christ, who by one Spirit has bonded us into one fellowship with Him and with one another; we are to serve and be served without partiality or reservation. Through the revelation of Jesus Christ in the Scriptures we share the same faith and hope, and reach out in one witness to all. This unity has its source in the oneness of the triune God, who has adopted us as His children. (Ps. 133:1; Matt. 28:19, 20; John 17:20-23; Acts 17:26, 27; Rom. 12:4, 5; 1 Cor. 12:12-14; 2 Cor. 5:16, 17; Gal. 3:27-29; Eph. 2:13-16; 4:3-6, 11-16; Col. 3:10-15.)

Being Part of God's Family

Being Part of God's Family

I was only about 5 or 6 years old. But I still remember vividly how we children entered the church that day. “A sword for the Lord and for Gideon!” (Judges 7:20)* We sang as we marched along the aisle...

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Pressing Together

Pressing Together

Most people would probably agree that unity is important. Unity has become a well-used motto in politics and religion. There are the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Germans sing in...

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Preserving Church Unity: Lessons from the Jerusalem Church

Preserving Church Unity: Lessons from the Jerusalem Church

The whole group of those who believed were of one heart and soul” (Acts 4:32, NRSV). Thus, Luke describes the unity that prevailed among the early followers of Jesus at Jerusalem. “With one mind”...

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God's Anointing for Unity

God's Anointing for Unity

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to...

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God’s Mosaic

God’s Mosaic

I love mosaics (1) Since kindergarten, where I was given colored paper and scissors and told to make a picture, mosaics have represented for me the challenge of creating beauty out of diverse and...

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Our beliefs

Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.

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