Was there ever one Christian Church?
Today we squabble between claiming Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Episcopal, Methodist, independent, or … This seems little changed from the problem St Paul had encountered with the church in Corinth.
I am thankful that God has called me to a diverse congregation. If we were of one mind on everything I doubt we would be as successful.
I suspect that Paul particularly liked the church at Corinth because it too had a some strong personalities leading to some sharp differences of opinion. Yet to this church he began his letter:
I give thanks to my God always for you
because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus, — 1 Corinthians 1:4
Read in this month’s edition of The Skirl:
- Robert’s Ramblings: Beginnings
- Notes from our Session
- Photos of the Children’s Choir
- Faith Formation for Adults and Children
- Calendar, prayers of the people, and other interesting articles.
If, perhaps since, the light of God flows in and through all matter, and flows in and through each person, how then could we not arise and shine?
I still enjoy receiving a paper calendar, seeing the pages and rows of blank unsullied squares each ready to receive opportunities to meet with people and to advance the kingdom of heaven. Those fresh new pages remind me of the gift of God’s grace, coming to us fresh each day.
Sharing the love of God, the peace of Christ,
and the power of the Holy Spirit with everyone.
Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church, a community of Christ-centered believers, welcomes all people to worship with us. Working together in harmony we spread God’s message of love, joy and peace to each other, our community, and the world.