I Gave You an Example

He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet. – John 13:5 – While Jesus was reclining with His disciples at the last supper, there arose “a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest” (Luke 22:24). So Jesus rose from the table, stripped off His [...]

Unity With Christ is Essential for All

“[The Son] is the Head of the body, the church.” – Colossians 1:18 – Unity with Christ the Head is essential to every member of His church. Not only is it essential for the body as a whole but also for every member of that body in particular. It is no use for my little [...]

Teaching Bible-based Christian Unity in New Jersey

The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry sponsored the teaching of Bible-based Christian unity at a large worship center in New Jersey. Believers were encouraged to learn God’s will concerning Christian unity and how to live it out in their everyday lives. This fell right in line with the church’s mission to “proclaim and demonstrate [...]

Avoid those Who Cause Division

Note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. – Romans 16:17 – Parents watch out for what might harm their kids. Teachers are alert for fights on the playground. Churches must take note of false teachers, for they will harm God’s children and start fights among [...]

Partnering with Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley

The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry has partnered with the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, a Christian-based homeless shelter in Ohio. Their goal is to serve and glorify God through a Christ-centered outreach of love and compassion that responds to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the disadvantaged no matter who they [...]

God Built us for Community

We all need peace and healing because we all experience conflict and division. We want harmony but endure discord. We desire unity but suffer strife. We fight with friends, feud with family, and struggle with spouses—hurting and harming the very ones who should be our chief comforts and delights. Conflict and division are very real in the church today. [...]

Seeing Lives Transformed at Adult and Teen Challenge

The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry provides periodic funding to an international Christian-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation program focused on discipleship and transitioning clients back into the community to lead healthy, productive, Christ-centered lives. In this photo, students commit their lives to Christ during a baptism ceremony at a local river.

The Greatest Reconciliation

Though sin fractured and brought enmity into every good relationship in the universe, it pleased the Father to reconcile everything through the sacrificial death and resurrection of His Son. Though hostility existed in our relationship to God, Christ has “made peace through the blood of His cross” (Colossians 1:20 NASB). All who turn from their [...]

Forgiven People Forgive

This week, we’re focusing on a theme central to the Easter story: forgiveness. Forgiven People Forgive The key to forgiveness is found in the phrase “even as God in Christ forgave you” (Ephesians 4: 32 NKJV). We receive forgiveness from God because Jesus Christ bore the punishment for sin in our place. We go free because Jesus [...]

Jesus Served His Disciples

“Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he loved them to the very end. It was time for supper, and the devil had already prompted Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, [...]