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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 praised      in 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 God      has 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, bu