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Beautiful Difference

We finished the series looking at the church as the joy of the whole earth, a place where beautiful differences are held and expressed. We looked at it through gender, gifts and generations. You can download the message here: Beautiful Difference or read on for a transcript. 
Great is the Lord and greatly to be praisedin the city of our God!His holy mountain,2 beautiful in elevation,is the joy of all the earth,Mount Zion, in the far north,the city of the great King.3 Within her citadels Godhas made himself known as a fortress.4 For behold, the kings assembled;they came on together.5 As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;they were in panic; they took to flight. -- Psalm 48:1-5 The Blueprint of the church in scripture is of a people radically different from the wider world they live. For the past 3 months we've explored some of the sketches the Bible presents for us: city, family, bride, field, movement, buttress of truth and more (available to listen to/download here: Blueprin…