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Apollo 13 “Houston, we have a problem!” — 5 Comments

  1. I agree Adam and Eve were created in the image and likeness of the 3/1 Godhead, equal in character, love, authority and selflessness who are one, just so Adam and Eve were to be one in an equal partnership. Just so God's tough love sentence after their rebellion included a plan to restore their damaged relationship to be one, to be like the relationship between Father and Son.

  2. It seems to me that most of the current emphasis on unity seems to be on uniformity of belief and practice. That doesn't appear to be working too well, with different factions all promoting their particular interpretation of Scripture as well as General Conference policies.

    Is it really possible to come into unity by focusing on something else altogether?

    Phil suggests that "the principle of self-renouncing love/giving" will bring God's followers together. So how do we develop such self-renouncing love? Did Paul reveal how that comes about when he wrote,

    5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.

    6 Though he was God,
    he did not think of equality with God
    as something to cling to.
    7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
    he took the humble position of a slave
    and was born as a human being.
    When he appeared in human form,
    8 he humbled himself in obedience to God
    and died a criminal’s death on a cross. (Phil 2:5-8 NASB)

    Instead of trying to make others see it our way, perhaps we should pray daily that the Holy Spirit will develop the mind of Jesus in us, since we cannot develop it on our own. I believe that heaven will be filled with people who learned to have the mind of Jesus in them right here on this planet.

    • Amen sister, for augmenting the solution(a personal revival), and amen to Phil for identifying the problem, and giving the solution in such detail. Thank-you, I can relate to your illustration. May be some day you can give us an Australian illustration. I do look at the Apollo 13 story not as just American, as Neil Armstrong said, “for all man kind”. Yes the lessons last quarter and this quarter are apropos.

  3. Interesting, using Appolo 13 as an example of unity. Applications are always 1st,in my lists of importance. As usual the quarterly for SS lesson study is selected by a panel. I am often somewhat critical of the outlines given due to some references being out of context. Opinions are formed, and questions in class members asked. The book of Revelation for this quarter will undoubtedly have a generous supply of questions, as well as reference information for everyone to absorb.


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