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Last week we looked at seven “ones” that form a basis, or foundation for Christian unity. We saw the one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all. These ones supply the substructure for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:1-6).…

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© 2020 Gary Butterfield. All Rights Reserved. Unsplash. Used by permission

We often treat the church as a sort of civic organization or a club. We join or leave that club based on whether or not it meets our needs and expectations. We join the Elks Club or the Moose Lodge because we agree or align with their mission statement. If that status changes, we leave.…

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