Crossroads Presbyterian Church has become a sister church to an Evangelical Free Church in Gera, Germany (located in what was the Communist-controlled area of East Germany) and to a Baptist Church located in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. The purpose of the “sisterhood” is to demonstrate the reconciliation that can be found only in Christ among three churches who have been enemies to each other. Crossroads joined this ‘sisterhood’ in 2014 and participated in a joint construction project at the Russian church location in May of 2014.
Pastor Heimowski preached from Ephesians 4:1-6.
How might the original recipients of Ephesians have been in need of unity? What things may have been causing discord among believers living in the Roman Empire?
Economic disparity, ethnic differences, political differences…
What did Pastor Uwe point out as three important aspects of unity according to the Apostle Paul?
Godliness of life
Simplicity of message
Deep faith in God
What verses from Ephesians did he use to support his points?
Did any point in particular stand out as important to you?
How did his message relate to the German-Russian-American Partnership?
How might this message lead you to pray for the partnership?
How might it relate to the congregation of Crossroads?