Where Living Begins

He who worked effectively in Peter for the apostleship to the circumcised also worked effectively in me toward the Gentiles … and when they perceived the grace that had been given to me, they gave me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship(Galatians 2:8, 9).

Several years ago I pastored a congregation that met only a block from another Bible-grounded congregation. As we began our Sunday morning worship, I announced that I was cancelling the service and asked everyone to walk down the street with me to worship with the people of the Sellwood Baptist Church.

Pastor Mike Wilson and I were in agreement on 99.9% of our Christian beliefs. Mike and I were bound together in Christ and His Word, and our congregations were likewise bound.

Unbeknownst to the folks at Sellwood Baptist, we arrived to support and encourage them, but it was in more than in words…

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