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Corporate mergers are happening all the time, but merging two cultures into a unified whole is often tricky. Some work well, but other mergers are unmitigated disasters! Jesus offers a plan for unity within the church that merges different people into a new relationship with himself and God.
For material based on today's Acts text, see "The Geography of Joy," May 12, 2013, at HomileticsOnline.com.
If you're into following the trials and tribulations of corporate America, you know that corporations sometimes act like love-struck teenagers looking to date and acquire the objects of their affections.
Usually, it's one powerful company lusting after a smaller, but sexier one. Sometimes, however, it's a partnership between two desperate, lost souls who are trying to find their way together.
But, while teenage social outings may cost a dinner and a movie, a corporation may drop billions of dollars on a potential mate with no guarantee that they'll live...