If we’re honest, unity can be a trial for God’s people. Selfish ambition, and vain conceit crouch at the door of every Christian church. Envy and rivalry rear their ugly heads in our Bible study groups, pastoral staff meetings, members meetings, councils, synods, and Christian ‘tribes’. The rise and fall of Christian leaders often bear testimony to those who look to their own interests and not to the interest of others. And the pain and grief of such behaviour can cause irreparable division and damage. That’s why unity is deeply cherished in God’s church. Unity can be a trial for...
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