Day 11 with the Belhar

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true faith in Jesus Christ is the only condition for membership of this church; — from the Belhar Confession As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for… Continue reading Day 11 with the Belhar

Day 10 with the Belhar

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The variety of spiritual gifts, opportunities, backgrounds, convictions, as well as the various languages and cultures, are by virtue of the reconciliation in Christ, opportunities for mutual service and enrichment within the one visible people of God; — from the Belhar Confession Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are… Continue reading Day 10 with the Belhar

Day 9 with the Belhar

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we suffer with one another for the sake of righteousness; pray together; together serve God in this world; and together fight against all which may threaten or hinder this unity; — From the Belhar If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it. 1 Corinthians… Continue reading Day 9 with the Belhar

Day 8 with the Belhar

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we share one faith, have one calling, are of one soul and one mind; have one God and Father, are filled with one Spirit, are baptized with one baptism, eat of one bread and drink of one cup, confess one name, are obedient to one Lord, work for one cause, and share one hope; — from the Belhar… Continue reading Day 8 with the Belhar

Day 7 with the Belhar

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we are obligated to give ourselves willingly and joyfully to be of benefit and blessing to one another; — from the Belhar Confession Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord[a] has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. — Colossians 3:13 (NRSV)

Day 6 with the Belhar

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this unity of the people of God must be manifested and be active in a variety of ways: in that we love one another; that we experience, practice, and pursue community with one another; — from the Belhar Confession I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved… Continue reading Day 6 with the Belhar

Day 5 with the Belhar

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This unity must become visible so that the world may believe that separation, enmity, and hatred between people is sin. — from the Belhar Confession “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one. As… Continue reading Day 5 with the Belhar

Day 4 with the Belhar

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Unity is, therefore, both a gift and an obligation of the church of Jesus Christ. -- from the Belhar Confession There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope of your calling, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all and through… Continue reading Day 4 with the Belhar

Day 3 with the Belhar

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Christ's work of reconciliation is made manifest in the church as the community of believers who  have been reconciled with God and with one another. -- from the Belhar Confession But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made… Continue reading Day 3 with the Belhar

Unity

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This Sunday six people will step forward to be installed as Ruling Elders in the Presbyterian Church and for the Church of Jesus Christ wherever it is found. Three of them will do so for the first time. This is both a great honor and a great responsibility. Woodrow Wilson, after serving as the President… Continue reading Unity