(Message given at Newberg Friends Church on July 6, 2014)
At the beginning of June, we started this series on the purpose of the church and the purpose of worship.
We’ve been trying to set out some of the foundational beliefs we have about church. We began looking at the unique history of our church, the beautiful unity that came from a quiet conservative Quaker named William Hobson and a revivalist preacher named John Henry Douglas. We then started working through Ephesians, seeing in chapter 1 verse 10 God’s purpose to bring all things in creation in right relationship with Jesus. If God’s purpose is unity, then love is the dominant force.
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