Essentially One: Striving For the Unity That God Loves
Christian unity is counter-cultural. We are dynamically diverse across cultures, races, denominations and temperaments. Yet together we enjoy all the certainties and privileges of belonging to God and to a reconciled community. We need to confront issues of division, and...
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Christian unity is counter-cultural. We are dynamically diverse across cultures, races, denominations and temperaments. Yet together we enjoy all the certainties and privileges of belonging to God and to a reconciled community. We need to confront issues of division, and develop a greater eagerness to grow and maintain unity. This book offers crucial biblical and practical help. It emphasizes the attitudes and practical behaviour that overcome division and enable us to live authentically as the new society which God intends. We are 'essentially one', for the sake of God's honour and glory, and for the global spread of the message of the gospel. Contents 1 The God-centred family 2 The unified family 3 The diverse family 4 Difference and division 5 Living with difference 6 Good disagreement 7 Handling conflict 8 Managing change 9 Living with people 10 Christlikeness 11 Godly behaviour 12 Working together Epilogue: Be eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace
Jonathan Lamb is the Director of Langham Preaching, a programme which seeks to provide practical on-site support for a new generation of preachers and teachers, working with national leaders in organising training seminars, providing resources, and building a local movement committed to Bible exposition.
He is the author of several books, including Tough Minds, Tender Hearts (InterVarsity); Crossway Bible Guide on 2 Corinthians; Making Progress in Church Life (Paternoster/Partnership) and Faith in the Face of Conflict.
His most recent publications are Integrity: Leading with God Watching; From Why to Worship (InterVarsity), a study guide to the prophecy of Habakkuk and Godliness From Head To Toe a study guide to James. He lives with his wife, Margaret, and three daughters in Oxford, where they attend St. Andrew's Church.
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