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Unity of the Spirit – Ephesians 4 Reflections from Hungary/Romania
As our EXPLORE and SCP Vision Trip team members discovered (and was re-confirmed to us) our brothers and sisters in Central Europe are eager to not only talk about what we have in common in the body of Christ, but also to have the chance to serve together in strategic ways.
Eph. 4:15 but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. (NASB)
We often, and rightly so, attribute passages such as this to interaction within our local body of believers. But, when we recall that there is a global body of believers that is also called ‘the church,’ the reality of our need of each other takes on greater dimensions. A Transylvanian (NW Romania) Baptist congregation needs a Baptist Church in Idaho which also needs a northern Hungarian body along the Danube River which in turn needs a congregation in California; and on and on it goes. UNITY is a reflection on all of us in the Body of Christ. Our relationships and interaction with each other matter; whether down the street, across town or across the world. We NEED each other and we have to KNOW each other. If not, can we truly ‘build up this worldwide body in love’ (vs. 16)?
Thanks for your continued prayers!
– Randy, Shelly & Kameron Schmor
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