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Diversity and Division

Resident Faculty, Dennis E. Johnson   |   September 20, 2016   |   New Testament, Acts   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Acts 6:1-7

Not only does the Lord love to lavish his grace to multitudes of people, to see them multiply to become a countless choir to sing his praise (as we saw in the first meditation on Acts 6:1-7); but he also delights in diversity—different kinds of people, speaking different languages and practicing different customs. Even in the early church in Jerusalem, the church’s diversity began to emerge, a beautiful preview of the blessing that would spread through Jesus, Abraham’s offspring, to all the earth’s people groups. But diversity can also breed division, which can only be remedied by grace-informed, gospel-grounded humility, as our later meditations will show.            

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