February 28, 2021
What does it mean to be a "loyal supporter"? A "true follower"? An Apostle?
In his first letter to the church in Corinth, Paul both challenges and encourages the church in their "follower-ship"...
By "navigating the gray" in a godly way, we are able to stand boldly, but lovingly, for God's Truth in all walks of life, in speech & behavior, and accept whatever the consequences.
Let's learn together how to walk humbly with God, before people, & for the sake of others.
February 21, 2021
Red State vs. Blue State...Liberal vs. Conservative...Us vs. Them.
We see in society the results of setting up false dichotomies. In an "us versus them" society, anyone who doesn't agree with you, think like you, look like you, etc. is your enemy.
Life isn't meant to be lived that way because we are ALWAYS going to be "against" are large portion of society and there will be division, anger, and hate.
Good things (like love, joy, peace, patience, etc) aren't easy. Living "life to the full" is all about how we "Navigate the Gray" area...the area in between the extremes. The gray area is where most of society actually exists and God calls His people to "Navigate the Gray" area with Him.
February 7, 2021
We live in a society that is so divided and divisive...Is this how it is supposed to be? This can't be what life and society are supposed to be about, can it?
Unity, wholeness, oneness are written into the character of God. Jesus came, lived, died, and rose again so that we "may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may be live that you have sent me" (Jesus words - John 17:21).
Jesus sent us help. We need to realize and pay attention to the One sent to help up unify, not divide people. As God's people, we have an important responsibility to listen and participate in the Spirit's unifying work. We have been invited to participate in healing and unifying...Let's pay attention, listen, and choose to participate!