POPE FRANCIS
Let our communication
be a balm which relieves pain
and a fine wine which
gladdens hearts.
FALSE NARRATIVE
If you don’t look like us, act like us,
worship like us or think like us, we aren’t
obligated to have fell...
TRUE NARRATIVE
If you do not look, act, worship or believe
as I do, but your heart beats for Jesus,
then regardless of our...
FELLOWSHIP
KOI-NO-NI-A
Community, joint participation,
sharing the highs & lows of life,
joint contribution to
a common ca...
JESUS’ NARRATIVE – John 13
A new commandment I give to you, that you
love one another: just as I have loved you,
you also ...
JESUS’ NARRATIVE – John 17
I do not ask for these only, but also for those
who will believe in Me through their word,
that...
JESUS’ NARRATIVE – John 17
The glory that You have given Me I have
given to them, that they may be one even
as We are one,...
PAUL’S NARRATIVE – Gal. 3
There is neither Jew nor Greek,
there is neither slave nor free,
there is no male and female,
fo...
PAUL, cont. – Rom. 16
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out
for those who cause divisions and create
obstacles contrary ...
PAUL, cont. – 1 Cor. 1
I appeal to you, brothers, by the name
of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you
agree, and that th...
DAVID’S NARRATIVE – Psalm
Behold, how good and pleasant it is
133
when brothers dwell in unity!...
For there the Lord has ...
AUGUSTINE & WESLEY
In essentials, unity;
In non-essentials, liberty;
In all things, charity.
JAMES BRYAN SMITH
I am not a liberal or a conservative.
I am an apprentice of Jesus. I am simply
trying to discern that wh...
NICENE CREED
We believe in one God, the Father, the
Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that
is,
seen and unseen. ...
NICENE CREED
For us and for our salvation He came down
from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit
He became incarnate fr...
NICENE CREED
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the
right hand of the Father. He will come again in
glory to judge t...
NICENE CREED
We believe in one holy catholic (universal)
and apostolic Church. We acknowledge
one baptism for the forgiven...
SOUL TRAINING
Five ways to love those we disagree
with…
1. Treat them as companions
2. Don’t think/speak evil of them
3. P...
Vintage gbc 2.9.14
Vintage gbc 2.9.14
Vintage gbc 2.9.14
Vintage gbc 2.9.14
Vintage gbc 2.9.14
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  1. 1. POPE FRANCIS Let our communication be a balm which relieves pain and a fine wine which gladdens hearts.
  2. 2. FALSE NARRATIVE If you don’t look like us, act like us, worship like us or think like us, we aren’t obligated to have fellowship with you…
  3. 3. TRUE NARRATIVE If you do not look, act, worship or believe as I do, but your heart beats for Jesus, then regardless of our differences, we can & must have fellowship with one another; And if you don’t believe in Jesus, I will still love you, serve you and treat you with respect as a fellow human being
  4. 4. FELLOWSHIP KOI-NO-NI-A Community, joint participation, sharing the highs & lows of life, joint contribution to a common cause
  5. 5. JESUS’ NARRATIVE – John 13 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.
  6. 6. JESUS’ NARRATIVE – John 17 I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word, that they may all be one, just as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You have sent Me.
  7. 7. JESUS’ NARRATIVE – John 17 The glory that You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one even as We are one, I in them and You in Me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that You sent me and loved them even as You loved Me.
  8. 8. PAUL’S NARRATIVE – Gal. 3 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
  9. 9. PAUL, cont. – Rom. 16 I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.
  10. 10. PAUL, cont. – 1 Cor. 1 I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.
  11. 11. DAVID’S NARRATIVE – Psalm Behold, how good and pleasant it is 133 when brothers dwell in unity!... For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
  12. 12. AUGUSTINE & WESLEY In essentials, unity; In non-essentials, liberty; In all things, charity.
  13. 13. JAMES BRYAN SMITH I am not a liberal or a conservative. I am an apprentice of Jesus. I am simply trying to discern that which is essential and that which is non-essential… For me, the basic teaching found in the creeds is essential. Everything else is nonessential. Not unimportant, just not important enough to divide over…
  14. 14. NICENE CREED We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father.
  15. 15. NICENE CREED For us and for our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit He became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered death and was buried. On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures;
  16. 16. NICENE CREED He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son He is worshiped and glorified.
  17. 17. NICENE CREED We believe in one holy catholic (universal) and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
  18. 18. SOUL TRAINING Five ways to love those we disagree with… 1. Treat them as companions 2. Don’t think/speak evil of them 3. Pray for them 4. Encourage them

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