One in Christ
  
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Racial disharmony is tearing communities apart, both inside and outside the church. But Jesus Christ is, and was, a great reconciler. Warmth, regard, and respect emanated from His person toward others-all others. Part of this allure was the fact that Jesus was comfortable in His own skin. This made others who approached Him comfortable in their skin too. This quality fuels the deconstruction of walls-the tearing down of barriers that keep us apart. In One in Christ, pastor and NBA diversity consultant David Ireland shows us that this quality can be learned. The cellular structure of Christianity is the ability to be cross-cultural. The Great Commission proclaims it. Jesus said Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations. The word nation is the Greek word ethnos, from which we derive the English word ethnic. Essentially, the last charge Jesus gave was for His followers to become cross-cultural ambassadors. This is not optional: we must each become racially accommodating.
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