All creation is a reflection of Who God is and what He is like. The strength of relationship revealed in His being is characteristic of all His works.
a. The vital importance and preciousness of relationships stands out in the wonder of conception and from the instant of birth.
b. “For . . . the body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the body, though they are many, are one body . . . (1 Cor 12:12).
c. In marriage a man and a woman become one flesh. God’s provision is for children to become the persons He has made them to be in the security of each family unit He creates.
d. The church is "many members" yet "one body" (1 Cor 12:12).
Every new believer is baptized into Christ into His body, and is no longer his/her own.
Christ, living in each of His members, serves His Father as members respond to His voice in their lives and in their life together.
The Holy Spirit moves in each member with God’s love, the bond of unity.
Christ gives the church pastors and leaders who, like fathers, feed, equip, and direct the members in serving each congregation’s vision and in becoming who they are in Christ.
As in the natural family, each member is secured and grows into the realization of the Father’s purpose and his or her personal fulness as together they embrace the work to which Christ calls them in and through His body.
e. Good music is a celebration of unity and diversity. In an orchestra each musician has a unique contribution. A lifetime of individual training to master an instrument finds its purpose and expression in repeatedly submitting to what each piece of music demands and the way the conductor wants the music performed. No musician in a symphony orchestra does what he or she pleases. Only in this uniting and orchestrating of diversity is harmony achieved in its richness and fullness.
f. Every successful company depends on persons with a variety of skills, training, and experience working in harmony together within established lines of authority toward the same objectives.
g. God established authorities in nations to provide policies for cooperation and restraint that maintain a peaceful and secure environment for families with diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions to work, play, and live together in communities and neighbourhoods.
(Spotlight 14, Lesson 3 in Doctrine 101: Learning about God)