God in His omniscience (all-knowing) planned for His church to be the instrument to carry the gospel throughout the world. In order for the church to accomplish this task effec-tively, the church needs to function as God planned. In the New Testament, God described the body life of His church through a number of actions that are described by the Greek word “allelon,” which means “to or with one another.” This study will look at the 32 actions that will make us more united. Before His arrest, Jesus prayed at least four times in John 17 that His followers would be one, “so that the world may believe that You sent Me”.
Dr. Bob Cullen, native of Abilene, Texas, is a graduate of Hardin-Simmons University, New Orleans Seminary, and Southwestern Seminary and spent 36 years in Southeast Asia under the International Mission Board from 1968 to 2003. From 2004 to 2013, he was pastor of Bear Creek Baptist Church in Glenn Heights, Texas, and taught Pastoral Minis-tries at Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth. Currently retired, Bob teaches the Growing in Faith Sunday School Class at FBCD. He is married to Joy Souther Cullen and they have four children: Jane Milam (IMB missionary– Southeast Asia); John Cullen (Associate Pastor – FBCD); Julie Griffin (Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor, South Carolina); and Catherine Bradley (Church Planter and High School Bible Teacher, Oregon); 11 grand-children and 6 great grand-children.