Unity in the Midst of Diversity
Rev. Althea Penn, M.Ed.Adm., PDS, NAC
http://speakerscore.com/unity
Called ambassadors of Christ
Pursue peace
Edify (build) others
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech
you to walk...
Identity strong foundation to build your life
and relationships upon
Whose you are..
Who you are…
Why you are…
Who can fin...
Spiritual growth continuum
Seeing different or difficult people as barriers,
annoyances, or persecutors
Tolerating differe...
Relationship and maturity are God's goals
(maturity: conformed to the image of Christ)
Appreciate other's unique attribute...
Life Purpose - Motivational Gifts (Romans 12:6–8).
“Having then gifts differing according to the
grace that is given to us...
Unity in the midst of diversity=maturity/love
Unity Diversity Maturity
Romans 12:1-5 12:6-8 12:9-12/Love
1 Corinthians 12:...
As every man hath received the gift [charisma],
even so minister the same one to another, as
good stewards of the manifold...
http://speakerscore.com/unity
Equipping the saints…
Special offer: Pre-order your copy of
A very present help: Staying con...
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Unity in the Midst of Diversity-Shared with the SWIFT Women's Ministry of Redemptive Life Christian Fellowship

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Christians are called to be ambassadors for Christ or ministers of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:11-21). We are also instructed to pursue peace with all people (Hebrews 12:14 and Romans 12:14-19). If we are to draw all men unto Christ, we are to understand the importance of a personal relationship with Christ, our unique gifting, life purpose, and preservation of unity in the body of Christ. Diversity within the body of Christ brings about maturity when we submit to one another in the fear of the Lord. We learn to serve and appreciate different or difficult people out of an appreciation for the unique individuality that expresses a providential purpose for our relationships.

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Unity in the Midst of Diversity-Shared with the SWIFT Women's Ministry of Redemptive Life Christian Fellowship

  1. 1. Unity in the Midst of Diversity Rev. Althea Penn, M.Ed.Adm., PDS, NAC http://speakerscore.com/unity
  2. 2. Called ambassadors of Christ Pursue peace Edify (build) others I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3
  3. 3. Identity strong foundation to build your life and relationships upon Whose you are.. Who you are… Why you are… Who can find a virtuous (chayil) woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverb 31:10
  4. 4. Spiritual growth continuum Seeing different or difficult people as barriers, annoyances, or persecutors Tolerating different or difficult people Adapting to different or difficult people Serving different or difficult people out of gratitude for the opportunity Appreciating different or difficult people out of an appreciation for the unique individuality that expresses a providential purpose
  5. 5. Relationship and maturity are God's goals (maturity: conformed to the image of Christ) Appreciate other's unique attributes Serve others by love
  6. 6. Life Purpose - Motivational Gifts (Romans 12:6–8). “Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us… Prophecy-faith Ministry-ministering Teacheth-teaching Exhorteth-exhortation Giveth-simplicity Ruleth-diligence Mercy-cheerfulness
  7. 7. Unity in the midst of diversity=maturity/love Unity Diversity Maturity Romans 12:1-5 12:6-8 12:9-12/Love 1 Corinthians 12:1-13 12:14-31 13:1-13 /Love Ephesians 4:1-6 4:7-12 4:13-16/Love
  8. 8. As every man hath received the gift [charisma], even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen (I Peter 4:10–11). Unity in the midst of diversity=maturity/love http://iblp.org/questions/what-your- motivational-spiritual-gift
  9. 9. http://speakerscore.com/unity Equipping the saints… Special offer: Pre-order your copy of A very present help: Staying connected to God and finding your purpose through life’s trials Get your copy of any of my other books signed today! Connect with me online at: www.twitter.com/pennconsulting www.facebook.com/althea.penn www.pennconsulting.org apenn@pennconsulting.org

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