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2020 - What a Wonderful Year!

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By Bill Itzel 2020.   It’s a year that will go down as the most horrendous era in the history of mankind…for those who have no perspective and don’t know their history.   The trials and inconveniences we have had to face this year have been rather tame compared to many other periods in human history, but that truth still gives very little comfort to those who suffered great loss in 2020.   This year has been a year of adjustment for all of us, yet two things have not, and will never change…God is working all of these circumstances for His glory and for our good as His children (Isaiah 48:9-11, Ephesians 1:4-6, Habakkuk 2:14, Romans 8:28).   I don’t know everyone’s story, but I do know mine and would like to share some encouraging perspective from my own year of difficulty.   On January 1st, I knew 2020 was going to be different and more difficult. Just 2 days prior, I was called into the office of the church where I worked for 3 years and told to clean out my desk that day.  It was no

Biblical Unity: What is it?

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By Matt Auxt Most churches, families, and friends will say that unity is good and should be something that defines Christian living. But how is it obtained? Is unity something that we acquire or achieve naturally, or is it something that we must strive and seek after constantly?  One of the perpetual battles that many churches face is disunity which can lead to church splits, bitter feelings, and anger towards others. This is a shameful fact that should be dealt with, and can be fixed with true biblical unity.  Today, I want to walk through a few, by no means all, verses that have to do with unity, and discuss what biblical unity looks like on a practical basis. What is Biblical Unity? The first question to be answered is: what is biblical unity? It means to be brought together into oneness. An excellent example of this oneness is in John 10:25-38, where Jesus is talking to the religious rulers of the time about Him being one with the Father. This shows the unity of the trinity in the