Someone once said that if it weren’t for people, life would be easy. But people are pretty much the whole point when it comes to God’s great love. In Paul’s letter to the Romans, he spends most of the book laying out the theology of the gospel. He then turns to apply his teaching to the practicality of how the first century church in Rome could get along with each other as followers of Christ. As we dig into Paul’s advice, we find principles that translate for how followers of Christ can get along with each other today with those inside and outside our faith communities.
Augustine said, “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, and in all things charity.” And that’s a good rule to live by! In this chapter, you’ll turn to the book of Romans to see how we can accept one another despite our differences and foster unity in the church.
No one wants to be labeled as “judgmental.” In this chapter, you’ll gain biblical perspective on who should ultimately be the judge. When is that your job? When is it not your job? Find out when you listen to today’s chapter!
You probably know the old adage, “Birds of a feather flock together!” It means we’re drawn to people who are like us. In this chapter, you’ll discover how to intentionally build unity with people who are different by exploring Paul’s letter to the Romans.
It’s been said that America is a “melting pot.” But sometimes this blending turns into a clash of cultures. Well, other cultures have faced that challenge long before America was founded. In this chapter, you’ll see how the church in Rome grappled with embracing all kinds of backgrounds. There’s application for us today as we pursue the unity that Jesus calls us to.
When it comes to building unity within the church, it’s not about getting everyone to think the same way we do, but letting God transform our hearts to be like His! In this chapter you’ll learn to celebrate differences and the beauty of unity in diversity.