Partnering to Equip Church Leaders

Pictured here are new graduates from a Bible school in Niger, Africa. By God’s grace and with the help of Abundant Ministries Fellowship in Ohio, the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry provided support to these students through the building of the school facility, provision of quality equipment, and selection of Bible school curriculum. Our [...]

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The Priority of Reconciliation

If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. – Matthew 5:23–24 – Religious people tend to believe that religious rituals are what [...]

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Partnering to Provide Shelter and Rehabilitation

This Christian homeless shelter in New Jersey offers emergency shelter to the homeless men and women in their community. They also offer a 36-week rehabilitation program designed to assist individuals in the recovery and healing of their lives — spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Through spiritual mentorship, life classes, and accountability, those who participate regain [...]

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What Does it Mean to Be United in Christ?

What Does it Mean to Be United in Christ? Every born-again believer who is saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ is incorporated into the body of Christ, the church. So, all Christians are united in Christ by definition because they are all united with Christ through salvation. We are called to live out [...]

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Violating the Unity of the Spirit

Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” – Ephesians 4:3 – Any church that lifts up its head on high and boasts over other churches has violated the unity of the Spirit. If other churches reply, “One is our Master, and we are all brothers,” they do not violate [...]

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God Causes Growth

Neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. – 1 Corinthians 3:7 – When Christian leaders compete with one another, or when their followers compare them against one another, disunity results. Proudly boasting of what God accomplishes through us is divisive, and it arrogantly diverts glory to us [...]

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Partnering for Clean Water in Kenya

Built on the site of a Christian orphanage in Mogogosiek, Kenya, this well provides fresh drinking water not only for the many orphans who live here but for thousands of people throughout the Mogogosiek community as well! Locals celebrate the digging of the well and gather around it with local pastors to commemorate the event [...]

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Helping Single Mothers Through Grace House in Russia

The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry is honored to support missionaries to Russia in the building of Grace House, a Christian home for orphans and single Russian mothers who grew up in orphanages. They also receive and care for single mothers who have been involved in prostitution, a rampant problem across Russia. We were [...]

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Handle Anger Carefully

Whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. – Matthew 5:22 – Being angry with someone is not necessarily wrong, provided our anger arises for righteous reasons and is handled in a righteous way. More often than not we are angry for selfish reasons. Being angry with [...]

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Supporting a School in Sierra Leone

The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry provided funding for a new roof to this Christian elementary school in Sierra Leone. There are over 150 students at this school, and the new roof will allow them to expand the third floor and add more classrooms to accommodate students on their waiting list. In this photo, [...]

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We’re Partnering with Faith Comes by Hearing

By God’s grace, six ministries spent multiple days together, strategizing how to “get God’s Word to every person and cover the world with the Word.” Those ministries were Faith Comes By Hearing (New Mexico), Jewish Voice Ministries International (Arizona), United in Christ Ministry Worldwide (Texas), Only Believe Ministries (Ohio), Abundant Ministries Fellowship (Ohio), and the [...]

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Think and Speak for Peace

“Speak each man the truth to his neighbor; give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace; let none of you think evil in your heart against your neighbor; and do not love a false oath. For all these are things that I hate,” says the Lord. – Zechariah 8:16–17 – When all we [...]

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Who Is a Christian?

God’s will is for Christians to be united. But who are the Christians we should unite with?  Who is a Christian? A Christian is someone who is “in Christ,” someone who by grace through faith is related to Jesus in a saving way, so that His atonement delivers them from their sins. It is in [...]

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Who is Be United in Christ Trying to Unite?

At Be United in Christ, our mission is to teach and promote Bible-based unity among Christians. Today, we're trying to address exactly who it is that we're trying to unite and how this can work among Christians who are parts of different denominations: Who are you trying to unite? The Be United in Christ Outreach [...]

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Sharing the Importance of Christian Unity in Italy

By God’s grace, the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry was able to sponsor a seminary-trained pastor to speak at a large non-Catholic church in Rome, Italy. This evangelist shared the importance of walking in biblical Christian unity with our brothers and sisters in Christ and presented the church staff with our Premium Collection of [...]

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Before the Foundation of the World

I and My Father are one. – John 10:30 – From eternity past there has been unity. It existed in God before the creation of the world. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit have always been one. They exist in harmony. When Jesus says, “I and My Father are one,” [...]

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Less Rigid, More Pliable

“I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself” – Romans 14:14 – Some Christians pride themselves on being strict and stern. Their idea of righteousness is having rigid requirements that must be precisely followed. They pride themselves on their uncompromising standards, not caring that their harsh legalism [...]

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Sinful Anger Separates Us

The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” – Genesis 4:6-7, NKJV – Though Cain [...]

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What Does It Mean for Me to Be United in Christ?

The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry exists to teach and promote Christian unity. There are many ways to learn more about us, but one that often gets overlooked is our FAQ section. We've answered over 90 questions on a variety of topics. Here are just a couple: What does it mean for me to be united [...]

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Saving Lives and Sharing God’s Love

4-month-old Collen’s life wasn’t off to a great start. He had six fingers on each of his little hands and six toes on each foot. He also had a more critical need. Collen had a large growth on his tongue — so large he couldn’t nurse. He was undernourished and small. His health was declining. [...]

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Discover the Importance of Christian Unity

In the videos below, discover the Biblical basis for Christian unity and the resources that we've put together to equip the church to walk in it. Visit BeUnitedinChrist.com to learn more! Jesus died for our sins to unite us to God and one another Dr. John Henderson, Pastor and Professor, explains the impact of John [...]

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Pointing People to Christ Through Drug Rehabilitation

The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry provides funding to a 250,000 sq.ft. Teen Challenge facility in Ohio. While attending this program, clients begin to break addictive habits and learn who God is and why they should entrust their lives to His leading. By the time the program ends, clients are ready to reintegrate within [...]

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Walking in the Daylight

Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. – Romans 13:13 – When the Lord redeemed us from sin and death, He called us out of the darkness into the light (1 Peter 2:9). God shined on our hearts and [...]

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Caring for Orphans in Nairobi, Kenya

It's hard to believe that this adorable little boy was left abandoned with his siblings in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. But his fate is all too common for children throughout this region. This is why the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry felt led to help establish a Christian orphanage in Nairobi. Now this [...]

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Our Citizenship is Not of this World

Our citizenship is in Heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. – Philippians 3:20 – Citizens from the same country have a passport and an allegiance in common, especially when competing against rival nations. During the Olympic games we witness the enthusiasm and joy of people united under [...]

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Do Not Be Bound with Unbelievers

Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? … Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? – 2 Corinthians 6:14–15 – The unity of the church depends upon the purity of the church. It cannot be a mix of [...]

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Helping with Drug Rehab in Latvia

One of the ministries that we have been honored to support is Teen Challenge in Riga, Latvia. This program helps men to break drug and alcohol addiction and introduces them to Christ. This branch of Teen Challenge was established in 2004 and has graduated more than 400 men since that time! These are just a few of the lives that [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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One Mediator

There is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. – 1 Timothy 2:5 – There is only one way to God and that is through Jesus Christ. All other roads are false. All other means of approaching God and satisfying His justice will only provoke Him to wrath. No [...]

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Supporting Outreach to the Homeless in New Jersey

This Christian homeless shelter in New Jersey offers emergency shelter to the homeless men and women of their community. They also offer a 36-week rehabilitation program designed to assist individuals in the recovery and healing of their lives — spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Through spiritual mentorship, life classes, and accountability, those who participate regain [...]

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Joints and Bones

“Joined and knit together by what every joint supplies.” – Ephesians 4:16 – I know some brothers who would make splendid people if everyone else were dead, for they are very loving and friendly toward themselves. They would be just the sort of folk to become hermits—shut them up in a cave with a bucket [...]

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Supporting Medical Outreach in Mexico

This Christian soup kitchen in Ciudad Victoria, Mexico, meets the needs of indigent families through the supply of food and friendship with local believers. On Saturdays, a medical doctor visits the kitchen, examining those who need medical attention. This service is of great importance to the underprivileged, as there are not any medical clinics nearby [...]

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Supporting Christian Orphanages in Uganda

Two girls celebrate a safe place to call home. For many children throughout the nation of Uganda, there is no assurance of safety. Abuse, neglect and abandonment run rampant, and those whose parents have become victims of the growing AIDS epidemic are often dropped off by relatives at local dumps or turned out into the [...]

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Supporting Christian Schools

With the help of the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry, this Christian school is moving forward with their mission to reach the lost and teach the saved in one of the fastest growing communities in Florida. Almost doubling in size in less than ten years, this community is now home to many new families [...]

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. – Matthew 5:9 – The Lord Jesus Christ begins His Sermon on the Mount by outlining the anatomy of a truly blessed soul. He defines real spiritual health. He does not speak as the world speaks, because the blessedness He offers does not [...]

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Teaching Christian Unity in the Philippines

Ministry students receive Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry resources to help further their education on the important topic of biblical Christian unity. In the Philippines, just 2% of the population considers themselves to be Protestant/Christian. There is much work to be done here, and these students will now be prepared with training on what [...]

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Stirring up Love, Good Works, and Unity

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:24–25 Our Lord’s return often feels distant, but in reality [...]

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Christian Drug Rehabilitation in Mexico

Believers gather to pray over a new Christian rehabilitation center in Mexico. At this center, men will be provided with housing and food at no charge as they go through the program. We've been blessed to support the international ministry that oversees the center. They work to take the message of Jesus Christ to the [...]

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The Pursuit of Peace

Let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. – Romans 14:19 – Peace does not happen by accident. We must pursue the things that make for peace. Human beings naturally quarrel and manipulate to get what they want. However, it takes effort to resist our [...]

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Partnering to Feed the Homeless

The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry provides funding for a homeless outreach in Ohio, cared for by Only Believe Ministries Christian Center. Each week, 75 to 100 less fortunate individuals come out to be fed and are taught the Word of God while they are eating. This is another example of two Christian organizations [...]

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One in Christ

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. – Galatians 3:28 Throughout church history we have struggled to embrace the truth of this verse. All of us are one in Christ Jesus, which means ethnicity, socioeconomic status, [...]

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Supporting Christian Schools in Kenya

In Narok, Kenya, children under the age of 14 make up 51% of the total population. Families throughout this region are often large and struggle with poverty. There is not enough money for them to send their children to local private schools, so elementary-aged students like the boys pictured here walk miles to attend a [...]

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The Toll of Conflict

But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another. – Galatians 5:15 NLT Conflict takes a heavy toll on our relationships and on our churches. Every careless sentence spoken for the sake of winning an argument disrupts our fellowship with one another. Harsh words are like piranha [...]

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Digging a Well in Uganda

The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry sponsored the building of this hand-dug well in Kampala, Uganda. Now, more than 50,000 people throughout the region are able to have daily access to clean drinking water. This is an example of how Christian unity impacts the world! "When the poor and needy search for water and [...]

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Providing Hands on Help in Rural Mexico

A church worker sponsored by the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry paints the school compound of a tiny village in rural Mexico. Later on, she and other workers assisted a local pastor who has been struggling to acquire a piece of land upon which to build a permanent location for their church. "The greatest [...]

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Teaching Christian Unity in Kasese Uganda

Pastors’ wives in Kasese, Uganda, express their appreciation and excitement over the books we donated to their ministry. The message of Bible-based Christian unity is critically important, and pastors in this region are committed to learning more, teaching accurately, and praying for God to unify believers in their communities.

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The Lamb is Worthy

“You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth.” (Revelation 5:9-10, NKJV) [...]

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Love Is a Duty

“Believers have a duty of affectionate, sincere, genuine love in all things towards one another; a love compared to that of Christ for the church.” ~ John Owen* The modern mind finds these kinds of statements quite offensive. Christians tend to find them offensive as well. How dare anyone tell them who to love, and [...]

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Spurgeon Answers, “What Is the Unity of the Spirit?”

Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3) Let us ask ourselves, “Do we have the unity of the Spirit?” No one can have it except those who have the Spirit, and the Spirit only dwells in born again, believing souls. By virtue of having the Spirit, every [...]

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Supporting Christian Schools

Here you see the first class of a new Christian school established in Paynesville, Liberia. Liberia is Africa’s first republic. The nation has undergone great unrest in the last twenty years, including a violent civil war, which left more than 250,000 dead, and a 3-year outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, which killed approximately 11,000. [...]

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The Patience of the Lord Reconciles Us

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9 NKJV) Let us be constantly thankful to the Lord for His marvelous patience toward us. If He was quick-tempered or unwilling to [...]

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Feeding Hungry Children

Rio Blanco, Honduras is a shanty town, home to 3,000 men, women, and children. Networking with a local church, by God's grace, the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry was able to help the church build a new sanctuary and start a feeding program for impoverished children in their community. Today, over 100 children are [...]

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Reintroducing the Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry

In case you’ve missed it, with all the hubbub of the last few months, we want to invite you to explore our website! And, since you’re here, we thought we’d take this opportunity to reintroduce ourselves to you. The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry was created by more than fifty individuals in ten states, [...]

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If Possible, Live at Peace with All People

If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. (Romans 12:18) Some people like to fight. No matter what we do, they won’t live at peace with us. They hate our convictions. They are alienated by our love for God. They hate our gospel and our devotion to Jesus [...]

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What Is Our Problem?

Your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. (Isaiah 59:2) The sin that separates us from God is our deepest and most fundamental problem. Government is not the problem. Our spouse and children are not the problem. Our physical bodies [...]

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Supporting a Christian Orphanage in Russia

The Be United in Christ Outreach Ministry is honored to support missionaries to Russia in the building of Grace House, a Christian home for orphans and single Russian mothers who grew up in orphanages. They also receive and care for single mothers who have been involved in prostitution, a rampant problem across Russia. We were [...]

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Truth and Unity

“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.” (John 17:17). Soon after Solomon died, Israel divided into a northern kingdom ruled by Jeroboam and a southern kingdom ruled by Rehoboam. Fearing he would lose his people’s allegiance if they kept returning to the temple in Jerusalem, Jeroboam made two gold idols for his subjects [...]

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The Last Word

Starting a quarrel is like opening a floodgate, so stop before a dispute breaks out. (Proverbs 17:14 NLT) It takes courage and humility to let someone else have the last word in the midst of a disagreement. We want to get the last word in—to have the final say. We should exercise self-control and refrain [...]

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The Hope of Our Unity

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God." (Revelation 21:3, NKJV) It’s difficult to find motivation for a cause that is doomed to fail. [...]

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With One Voice: Living in Unity to Glorify 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 [...]

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9) The Lord Jesus Christ begins His Sermon on the Mount by outlining the anatomy of a truly blessed soul. He defines real spiritual health. He does not speak as the world speaks, because the blessedness He offers does not fit 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 to help us see how hastily sharing our opinions can cause unnecessary conflict and division between believers. Other people may misunderstand [...]

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