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Acts 15:28 For it has seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us to impose on you no further burden than these essentials.
I recently read about a schoolteacher named Elisabeth Schmitz who lived in Berlin during the rise of Nazi Germany. Unlike many of the theologians and church leaders of her day, Elisabeth called her church to resist Nazism and risked her life to harbor Jews and help them to flee. Today she is celebrated for her grasp of the essentials of the faith.
MOVING FORWARD: What are the essentials of your life of faith? Write them on a notecard to keep with you. Read and pray over them, and see how this changes the way you minister to the world around you.
Good Book Club Reading: Acts 15:22-35