Unity

One Body

Lately, our church has been discussing the biblical basis for church membership and what that should look like. As Sam Allberry points out in this video clip (referring to Hebrews 10:25), the “opposite of not going to church is encouraging one another.” How can we encourage one another when we have no relationship? How can …

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True Family

Written by Dawn Rutan I’m writing this at Appalachian Family Camp. As I was thinking about why I enjoy Family Camp, the first thing that came to mind was the opportunity to spend time with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Though none of my biological family attend camp, I am not alone there. I …

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Unity in Diversity

Guest speaker Ron Thomas Luke 9:49-50 (ESV) 49John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” 50But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not against you is for you.” William Barclay: “It …

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Put on Christ

Written by Dawn Rutan This post builds on one I wrote in August. In the midst of some recent research, I came across this statement in Gilbert Bilezikian’s book Beyond Sex Roles: “Where God wants to create unity and cohesion, the enemy seeks to cause alienation and separation. From the moment of our birth, a …

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