WE ARE FAMILY
The Marlow congregation is a group of different people brought together by the blood of Christ (Ephesians 2:13). Even though we have different personalities we stand “firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel” (Philippians 1:27).
Though we come from different backgrounds, we are joined together as family. We share a common Father (1 John 3:1, 2), and a common Savior who calls us “brethren” (Hebrews 2:11, 12, 17). We are members of the one body (Ephesians 4:4), which is the one church (Ephesians 1:22, 23), purchased by Christ with His own blood (Acts 20:28).
We are family. Brothers and sisters of one another. It is then our duty to help one another, and to encourage one another. We are charged with keeping “the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3). We are not perfect, but we are family.