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Author: Jeff Bennett

  • Sharing Without Dividing

    Avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. – 2 Timothy 2:23 – Beliefs about God are personal but not private. Christians are to share what we believe with nonbelievers and to talk about our faith with other believers. Yet talking about religion is notoriously divisive, so how do we share our convictions without causing unnecessary conflict? The Puritan pastor and peacemaker Jeremiah Burroughs...

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  • Caring for the Homeless in Ohio

    By God’s grace, the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry was able to bless City Rescue Mission, a Christian homeless shelter in Ohio, with a donation to help lodge and feed 25 to 30 people each day. “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,’ but...

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  • The Love of Brothers and Sisters in Christ

    We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. – 1 John 3:14 NKJV – The assurance of our salvation, to know that we truly belong to Him, is a precious gift from the Lord. Evidence of love for our brothers and sisters in Christ is one of these assurances. A sincere, spiritual love for one another affirms our profession...

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  • Receiving Fresh Drinking Water in Meru, Kenya

    The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry is pleased, by God’s grace, to have sponsored the establishment of a well in Meru, Kenya, in partnership with a local ministry. This is another example of Christians uniting to impact the world! As up to 10,000 locals come each day to receive fresh drinking water, free of parasites and illnesses, they will read, “Come all who are...

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  • Christian Unity Glorifies God

    The ultimate aim of our unity as Christians is the glory of God. That is, to worship, honor, and exalt Him with one voice. Listen to how Paul closes his letter to the Romans: May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the...

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  • Teaching and Promoting Christian Unity in Ghana

    Students at a Christian university in Accra, Ghana, receive funding from the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry. This university is devoted to training students to be critical thinkers, morally sound, entrepreneurial in outlook and able to provide solutions to societal challenges. The students pictured here are being trained for ministry so that they can be released into their nation and reach the lost with the...

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  • Think Before You Speak

    “He who restrains his words has knowledge.” – Proverbs 17:27 NASB – Today we can instantly inform the world about whatever we happen to be thinking. But the Puritan pastor Jeremiah Burroughs wisely offers three cautions that help us to see how hastily sharing our opinions can cause unnecessary conflict and division between believers. Other people may misunderstand our thoughts and motives and therefore misjudge us and...

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  • Supporting Humanitarian Work after Hurricane Irma

    Unaltered Ministries, a ministry helping people to experience fullness of life through the gospel, and the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry joined together to serve families who had been devastated in Hurricane Irma’s descent upon Florida. Volunteers showed up at the first trailer home not knowing what the conditions would be like. The roof had blown off and the family was blessed to be...

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  • Grown through Trials

    Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. – James 1:2-4 NKJV – In his letter to a suffering saint, John Newton conveyed a precious truth of Scripture that few of us come to fully appreciate in this lifetime....

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  • Supporting At-Risk Children with Urban Impact

    At-risk students in 6th–12th grade who are vocally talented are invited to join the Urban Impact Choir, where they will learn not only to develop their vocal talent but who God is and why they should use their voices to glorify the Lord. This is a photo of the kids during one of their many Bible studies. The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry is...

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