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Unity

Portuguese Man of War

"For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body--Jews or Greeks, slaves or free--and all were made to drink of one Spirit." (1...

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Playing Church

"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me." (1 Corinthians 13:11 NIV) When I was five and my brother was four, we'd play church. We dressed up just like the grownups....

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The Bellbird, Part 1

We were entering a campground in Eden, a small town on the southeast coast of New South Wales in Australia, when we first heard, in the air all around us, the silvery tolling of tiny bells. When we looked around, however, there were no bells to be seen... I asked the...

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One Tiny Island

Why is it that the world is not drawn to Jesus? The reasons are many, but I want to hone in on just one today: Unity! One of Jesus' last recorded prayers before He went to the cross is this: "I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one--as you are in...

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Family Reunion

"I am not asking on behalf of them alone, but also on behalf of those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, asYou, Father, are in Me, and I...

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Each Tiny Leaf…

"Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ." (1 Cor. 12:12 NIV) Why is there so much disunity in the church? With unity being so near and dear to Jesus' heart that it appeared four times (seeJohn...

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Canopy of Webs

I had heard about the size, abundance and toxicity of Australian spiders. This was, in fact, the only thing that put any kind of a damper on my enthusiasm for visiting this fascinating continent. I would learn, however, that the stories were a bit larger than life....

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Saving the Whales

It was Wednesday, the 30th of July, 1986. A few members of a pod of false killer whales became stranded in the shallow waters around Augusta, Western Australia. Because this specie is highly sociable, the rest of the pod probably responded to the individual distress...

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