A Room Full of Differents

A Room Full of Differents 

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June 10
  [1] Room at the Table
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June 17
  [2] Honour and Love (with Mark Hazzard)
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June 24
  [3] Revenge and Forgiveness (with Prof. Susan Boon)
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July 1
  [4] Hospitality and Holiness
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Series Intro:

One life, with each other
Sisters, brothers
One life, but we’re not the same
We get to carry each other, carry each other.

...so in Christ we, though many, form one body... Romans 12:5

This title’s not a typo but an observation that any real church of Jesus is inevitably made up of people who are different from each other, and in any number of ways. Still, though we are different, together we make up the one body of Christ.

A recent study of a typical first-century church reveals that it was likely made up of a rag-tag collection of craft-workers, family members, slaves, and homeless people who met wherever there was room. Although united by one thing – their common faith – do any of us honestly think there wouldn’t have been tensions and differences to work through? Not likely. So why form a new community? Why be a church? Now that’s the question we want to wrestle with.

series text: Romans 12–13