Tag Archives: unity

Put On… (Colossians 3:12-15)

It is said that a tradition sprang up, in the early years of church history, concerning the garments worn following baptism.  The historian Philip Schaff wrote, “During the week following, the neophytes wore white garments as a symbol of purity” … Continue reading

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Denominations: Community or “Non-Denominational,” Cowboy and Biker Churches

Community Church or “Non-denominational” Church refers to independent local congregations which have no affiliation with the major denominations.  Determining exact numbers is difficult.  A study released in 2010 by the Hartford Institute For Religion Research reported that there were more … Continue reading

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Our Purpose

Why are we here?  What is our purpose? Some view life as a meaningless series of routines.  “We go to bed late, we get up early, we go to work, we drive home, eat and go to bed, to get … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Prayer

The context: Death was near.  Jesus knew it.  He, with concern for His disciples, prayed. Let us observe for whom and what He prayed. 1.  Himself (John 17:1-5) “Father, the hour has come” (John 17:1a).  The reference is to the … Continue reading

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Keeping Unity

The church is composed of those of different geographical origins, cultures, ethnicities, educational achievements, occupations, and even hobbies.  How can true lasting unity be maintained? I would suggest that it is possible for true Biblical unity to be maintained, if … Continue reading

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“Christ is All, and in All”

These words appear in Colossians 3:11.  What is the meaning?  It is a beautiful passage on Christian unity. Divided In context two things are mentioned which divide men: (1) cultural – ethnical differences (v. 11).  Men come from different geographical … Continue reading

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