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A theory of jerks Are you surrounded by fools? Are you the only reasonable person around? Then maybe you’re the one with the jerkitude, writes Eric Schwitzgebel in this humorous article exploring the theme of jerks, being judgmental, morality, etc. Resource type: Article Source: Aeon Magazine Author: Eric Schwitzgebel
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Unity Through Conflict Heidi De Jonge looks at the unity of Galatians 2:1-14 after Peter and Paul address their different emphases in ministry. Unity means we participate in each other's lives, God participates in ours, and we in his. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Heidi De Jonge Unity Once Again Unity is not something that happens once and is complete. It grows and is worked on, is a focus of the church. That's what Paul is telling us in Ephesians 4:11-13. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Unity in Diversity This devotional on Psalm 133 reflects on how unity in a fallen world is fleeting. Even so, God restores our broken relationships as a gift to us. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Unity in the Church Even in the early churches, the pursuit of unity was not easy, says Thomas Lane Butts. But Lent is a good time for Christians to reconsider their responsibility for unity in the community of faith. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Thomas Lane Butts The Unity of the Church James McCord preaches from John 17, Jesus' high priestly prayer, in which Jesus has three concerns: that the disciples would be kept from the world, kept in unity, and would be witnesses of God's reconciling mission.... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Author: James Iley McCord Millennials Pursue Unity: Expanding Our Horizons Unity may seem to come easily if we insulate ourselves from people who do not share our perspective. This article challenges us to seek opportunities to grow as we encounter people from diverse backgrounds. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Jennifer Vander Molen The Theological Foundation of Christian Unity A devotional reflection by Mark D. Roberts on Ephesians 4:4-5. Roberts illuminates how the grammer of the verses emphasizes that God's unity creates the unity that is, or should be, seen in the church. Resource type: Devotional Source: The High Calling Author: Mark D. Roberts Unity of the Spirit, Unity of Faith: Larry Hurtado on Ephesians 4 This article explores two different types of unity: the unity of the Spirit and the unity of faith in Ephesians 4 and argues that we should not be surprised or dismayed by our differences. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Lori Wilson Unity Under Lord Jesus Christ Reflecting on divisions in the Church, Scott Hoezee's commentary on Romans 14:1-12 discusses Paul's argument that Christians should seek unity under the Lordship of Jesus. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Scott Hoezee Unity, Jesus-Style An excerpt from a book by Jaime Clark-Soles that applies Jesus's Farewell Discourse in John 17 to current church unity problems. The discourse communicates he call to unity and illustrates the work of unity. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Ministry Matters Author: Jaime Clark-Soles Full Text Hymns on Unity In Unity We Lift Our Song©
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Unity In this article, John Yambasu reminds us that reasons for division were prevalent throughout church history. The good news is that God has a plan and purpose for his church, and we should strive for unity.... Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Author: John K. Yambasu Millennials Pursue Unity: The Commitment Problem Unity seems simple when we find high levels of agreement. But what happens when disagreement and conflict ruin harmony? The gospel will not only bring agreement, it will transform the brokenness of social realities. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Jennifer Vander Molen Unity and Integrity Is church unity even possible? In this sermon on John 17: 20-21, Todd Donatelli observes that we must live in such a unity of relationship that we are not able to separate ourselves from each other.... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: Todd Donatelli Unity Christian High School Art Students A reflection on worship prior to Good Friday at Unity Christian High School, Hudsonville, Michigan. The author shares about what made this particular chapel so special. Resource type: Practical How-To Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Sharon Veltema Unity and Difference Romans 15:4-13 makes clear that "Unity according to Christ also means that differences are not erased." It just means that "the essential and defining character of" identity is now Christ. We are unified in plurality. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Valerie Nicolet-Anderson Unity in Christ This commentary on Galatians 3:1-9, 23-29 focuses on unity in Christ, suggesting it is a beautiful gift of God, one of God’s promises that endures from Abraham to today and into the age to come. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Working Preacher - Preach This Week Author: Frank L. Crouch Changes and Challenges Introducing the council of Nicaea and how the unity of the church took on political significance after the legalization of Christianity, David talks about the changes that happened at Christian History & Biography. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: David Neff Millennials Pursue Unity: The Full Range of Possibility Segregation is a great human evil. In this article, we are challenged to view obstacles to unity as more than mere inconveniences. Instead of remaining separate, we are challenged to seek unity across barriers. Resource type: Article Source: Colossian Forum Blog Author: Jennifer Vander Molen
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