Between Pain and Grace: A Biblical Theology of Suffering

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In the name of Jesus Christ we are called to work within our diversity while exercising patience and forbearance with one another. They had the unique opportunity to visit the first African American church in the United States, one of the few remaining historical sites that preserve the traditions of African slaves who settled there. The Church has long encouraged lay people to train and be licensed, accredited or commissioned in a wide variety of formal and semi-formal roles in the Church.

Pages: 352

Publisher: Moody Publishers (June 7, 2016)

ISBN: 0802409679

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