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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
Restoring Unity By Exposing the Farce We want to restore unity in the church today, but where do we even begin? Seth Richardson suggests it begins with the realization that an area we thought we were getting right, we're probably getting wrong. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Seth Richardson Did St. Paul Believe in Unity? This article is bringing into question whether St. Paul believed in unity or not. Despite the rough edge that Paul seems to have the article concludes that Paul was seeking to "build" the church. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Nijay Gupta Unity Within Diversity Matt Ingalls explores the legacy of seventeenth-century ecumenist George Calixtus, and talks about finding unity within diversity through the lens of covenanted relationships. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Matt Ingalls 7 Things We Can Do to Reclaim Hope For Christian Unity ... can walk together in authentic Christian unity, the author notes that unity requires understanding; understanding requires conversation; conversation ... Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Derek Vreeland 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 Through Conflict Heidi De Jonge looks at the unity displayed between Peter and Paul in Galatians 2:1-14 after they address their different emphases in ministry. 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 The Impossibility of Unity Juxtaposing Paul's call for unity in Corinth (1 Corinthians 1:10) with Paul's conflict with Barnabas that resulted in division (Acts 15:36-41), Seth Richardson's article explores the practical realities of maintaining unity while submitting to the Spirit.... Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Seth Richardson Full Text Hymns on Unity In Unity We Lift Our Song©
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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 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 How Age Diversity Threatens Unity in the Church Restoring unity in the North American church today requires us to thoughtfully engage in understanding and navigating age diversity. Jolene Erlacher shares the necessity of intergenerational understanding to restore unity in the church. Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Jolene Erlacher 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 Conflict Makes Unity More Valuable 'Unity becomes precious when you walk through conflict in order to reach it." This quote by Lynn Buzzard is useful as a sermon illustration. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Lynn Buzzard Unity in the Kingdom: On Faith and Food Ruthie Johnson grew up in a community where eating together was a value. She says, "Meal sharing is a spiritual act of unifying—sharing our life and existence with one another." Resource type: Article | Source: Missio Alliance | Author: Ruthie Johnson
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