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Biblical Unity

Why is Biblical unity so difficult?  Why do so many churches end up splitting apart, even churches comprised of Christians serious about following Jesus' teachings? This sad pattern is in stark contrast to early Christianity, where the church remained one for the first 200 years.  Drawing on Scripture, examples from the early church, and his […]

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1 Corinthians 12 - The Miraculous Gifts of the Holy Spirit & Church Unity

In chapter twelve, Paul turns his attention to the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit. What does the Bible teach about the miraculous gifts, including gifts of healing, speaking in tongues, and the working of miracles? Are these spiritual gifts available today? Some Christians understand the miraculous gifts to have died within a generation of […]

1 Corinthians 12 - The Miraculous Gifts of the Holy Spirit & Church Unity View Lesson

1 Corinthians 8 and 10:14-33 - Lessons for Dealing with Church Conflict (Meat Sacrificed to Idols and Opinion Matters)

Part 1 of this lesson tackles chapters 8 and 10, in which Paul discusses the practice of eating food sacrificed to idols, an issue that is causing division in the church.  While sacrificing food to idols is not common in the United States, Christians face this issue in many parts of the world. There are […]

1 Corinthians 8 and 10:14-33 - Lessons for Dealing with Church Conflict (Meat Sacrificed to Idols and Opinion Matters) View Lesson

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