Today we examine the letter sent by the Council at Jerusalem to the Gentiles at Antioch regarding the Judaizers and their false doctrines. We see: 

  •  The sending of the letter and its content. 
  • The blessing of the Lord behind the letter - manifested in the unity of the church.

We are challenged to consider this subject of unity very carefully and to ensure that we are not misusing our Christian liberty to tear down brothers and sisters in the Lord but rather doing everything to build them up and to maintain the unity that is such a precious blessing. We are also reminded that the Body of Christ crosses congregational, denominational and national boundaries and we must love all who are truly one with us in Christ Jesus.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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