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  • Unity In Diversity

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Dec 9, 2003
    based on 47 ratings
     | 4,540 views

    God uses our uniqueness to build his body

  • Unity In Diversity Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on May 9, 2003
    based on 141 ratings
     | 11,253 views

    In a Church where diversity is the norm, our unity is of vital importance. Let’s remember to emphasise the centrality of Christ as Lord and of the saving power of the gospel; and the need to look to Christ rather than to human wisdom to determine how to l

    I guess most people would say that we’ve come a long way in the past 2000 years. We’re far better educated. We’re much more sophisticated. We know a whole lot more about the world we live in, the universe around us, the microscopic world within. We have the benefit of 2000 years of thinking, of ...read more

  • Diversity In Unity

    Contributed by Gary Birch on Jul 14, 2006
    based on 95 ratings
     | 10,988 views

    The Church is known as Christ’s body, but as in the body we are many parts, each with different roles and abilities. We need to celebrate our differences while keeping hold of the One who is central to us all.

    (Note: English Preacher in an American Church!!) Peanuts by Charles Schultz: Lucy demanded that Linus change the channel on the TV, threatening him with her fist if he didn’t comply. “What makes you think you can walk in here and take over?” asks Linus. “These five fingers,” says Lucy. ...read more

  • Ministering In Diversity

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,787 views

    The situation was tense. A disagreement that threatened to divide the early church, a personal spat that threatened to divide friends. What should we do when it happens to us?

    Passage: Acts 15:36-41 Intro: Have you ever noticed that not everyone agrees with you all the time? 1. how can so many people be so consistently wrong so often? 2. things had been going well for Paul and Barnabas. 3. church in Antioch healthy, Jerusalem council decided in favor of Gentiles. 4. ...read more

  • Diversity In Unity

    Contributed by Mike Hays on May 31, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,279 views

    As Paul, Barnabas, and Titus strolled down the streets of Jerusalem to meet with the Church leaders they were a living illustration of the diversity of the Body of Christ.

    Unity in Diversity Galatians 2:1-10 The Body of Christ is as diverse as the snowflakes that fall on the Colorado Mountains. In every corner of the globe you will find those who bow their knee to the King of all kings. When Christians gather across the planet you will find Chinese Christians ...read more

  • Diversity Of Unity Series

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on May 26, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,562 views

    THE QUIENTESSENTIAL TEXT ON GOD’S DESIGN AND MANDATE CONCERNING: THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH; AND HIS ORDAINED STRUCTURE FOR FULFILLING HIS PURPOSE! IT IS ALSO GOD’S FORMULA FOR “CHURCH GROWTH.”

    THE SUPREME MYSTERY – THE BODY OF CHRIST ACT II: The Mystery of The Body Unveiled 4. DIVERSITY IN UNITY (Eph. 4:7-16) INTRODUCTION (important to use accompanying slideshow): Have you, like me, ever wondered wondered how it is that a container made up of many, curved pieces of wood can ...read more

  • Evil Diversion

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Jul 8, 2009
    based on 14 ratings
     | 19,133 views

    A diversion is turning aside from a course that is to be followed. A diversion is a change of direction or an alternative route. It is also something designed to take away attention from the main course. Simply put, it is a change of direction.

  • Unity And Diversity In The Church Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 395 ratings
     | 53,879 views

    So how can a diverse body like the church achieve the sort of unity that God desires? By growing up. By becoming more like Christ as we grow into him. So speak the truth in love, and grow into Christ who is our head, Do your part in bringing the church to

    Paul has spent the first three chapters of this letter explaining the mystery of God’s eternal purpose for the world as it’s being worked out in history. He’s given us all the theory, he’s even given us the prayer he prays for his converts, and now he goes on to speak about the practicalities of ...read more

  • The Robes Of Diversity Jesus Wore

    Contributed by Michael Dephillips on Feb 19, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,697 views

    A look at the two robes placed on Jesus from the Jewish and Gentile kings, making all humanity guilty of his death for our sin.

    This sermon is based upon a message from Evangelist Tom Gilliam of Winterville GA from the "Glorious Garmets of Christ Series" and credit should be noted as to his authorship to the meat of this message. “The Robes of Diversity Jesus wore” Luke 23:11-12 And Herod with his men of war set him at ...read more

  • Meeting Diverse Needs Series

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,365 views

    5th in a series from 1 Timothy. We are obligated to meet God’s standards. Even if the issues change, the strategy for dealing with people is still the same: love our church family; encourage those who lead; and deepen our obligations to one another.

    Sermon Notes Lessons for a Healthy Church Meeting Diverse Needs 1 Timothy 5:1-6:2 Introduction: From it’s beginning, the church was made up of diverse groups of people. At first it was entirely Jewish. In a short time it included proselytes and Hellenistic Jews. Later God revealed that the ...read more

  • Conversion From Diversion Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Sep 22, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,917 views

    DISCOVERING OUR DEEPER DESIRES

    Intro: This morning continuing in a series I’ve entitled ‘The Pursuit of True Pleasure’. It’s my observation that we are living in a ‘Crisis of Contentment.’ - Our hope lies in hearing what God is saying to us as His people and our culture at large. - We began last week asking the most primary ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit-Unity And Diversity In God Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 32 ratings
     | 2,533 views

    An introduction to the Trinity, One God, and The Holy Spirit.

    INTRODUCTION Mark 1:9–11 A Japanese convert struggling to grasp the idea of the Trinity. Honorable Father, very good,” he said to his missionary teacher. “Honorable Son, very good. But Honorable Bird, I do not understand at all.” Illustration taken from A. Todd Coget at ...read more

  • Ordinary People

    Contributed by Paul Zwarich on May 28, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,101 views

    God has chosen unlikely people to do impossible tasks and has called ordinary people to be his presence in the world.

    Lectionary 11 Matthew 9:35 – 10:8 (9-23) A father, tired after Church one Sunday morning, pretended to be asleep in his chair in front of the T.V. as his kids tried their best to wake him from his Sunday nap to join them in the back yard. Finally, after several attempts to wake him his ...read more

  • How Jesus Encouraged Diversity In Ministry Approaches 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,256 views

    Jesus knew that God’s creation and purposes works best through a diversity of perspectives, cultures and approaches to ministry. One day the disciples came to Jesus complaining about men who were doing the ministry differently then they were accustomed

    1. Jesus knew that God’s creation and purposes works best through a  diversity of perspectives, cultures and approaches to ministry. One  day the disciples came to Jesus complaining about men who were doing the ministry differently then they were accustomed to. Jesus said, "Do not hinder them, ...read more

  • Human Resource And Diversity Issues In The Early Church

    Contributed by Kenneth Anthony on May 6, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,246 views

    Apostolic church faced human resource issues. Apostles needed to delegate authority so could concentrate on primary calling to pray and preach.

    Introduction Running a church sometimes just takes common sense. Real problems arise in the Church just like any other institution, however, through prayer, cooperation within the Body of Christ, and some thought even the most complex problems can be solved. Today’s reading from Acts 6:1-7 deals ...read more