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One Body in Christ

One Body in Christ

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ONE BODY IN CHRIST
Zac Poonen
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Copyright - Zac Poonen (1974)
This book has been copyrighted to prevent misuse.
It should not be reprinted or translated without
written permission from the author.

Permission is however given for any part of this book
to be downloaded and printed
provided it is for FREE distribution,
provided NO ALTERATIONS are made,
provided the AUTHOR\u2019S NAME AND ADDRESS are mentioned,
and provided this copyright notice is included
in each printout.

For further details, please contact:
Zac Poonen
16 DaCosta Square,
Bangalore - 560084. India

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CONTENTS

* Prologue
1. One Body - the Basis of Fellowship
2. Growing in love
3. Equal members
4. Helping one another
5. Submission and leadership
6. Power through unity

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PROLOGUE
"Does my becoming a Christian", asked a new convert, "involve joining the church near my house, where people are
so frequently quarrelling with each other?"
What answer shall we give to such a query?

Called to manifest the beauty of Divine Love to the world, many churches are instead hot-beds of internal politics and rivalry - caricatures of what Christ intended them to be. (Included are many evangelical churches that have all their doctrines right - except the doctrine of love!)

The clear witness of the Christian community is a fundamental necessity for the effective propagation of the gospel.

Evangelicals are in danger of putting the cart before the horse, when evangelism is stressed and fellowship ignored.
An anemic church can never fulfill God\u2019s purposes.
Surely we need to set our own house in order first, before we can invite others to join our fellowship.
What can we do to rectify the dismal state of interpersonal relationships in the Christian community today?
The Word of God has an answer, if we care to listen....

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