HEALING OUR BLINDSPOTs
We are in a series focused on learning how to overcome walls of hurt and division. Jesus came to tear down walls of hostility and use His people to be peacemakers-unifiers in a world of dividers, de-escalators in a world of agitators.
MAR - APR 2019
GOD’S SOLUTION TO RACISM AND DIVISION
This week, we are studying the story of Peter’s call and vision to bring the gospel to the gentile family of Cornelius in Acts 10. It is a story of how God removed the division between Jews and gentiles through a revelation of His grace. The big idea is that God is not a respecter of persons; He doesn’t have favorites. He has unconditional favor on all who come to Jesus. If we will see people and treat people like God does, we can heal wounds, break down walls, and walk in love and unity.
BRINGING HEALING AND UNITY TO OUR WORLD THROUGH ACTS OF JUSTICE AND COMPASSION
In this week’s sermon, we learned that one of the most important ways to demonstrate the third option of honor is to stand up for the needs and rights of others who don’t have the same privileges we have and doing it as if we were standing up for ourselves.
Finding Unity Through Surrender, Service and Love
Today we want to see how it is that God has offered us a way to unity. His good, pleasing and perfect will has much to do with surrendering to God through service towards others.
HEALING AND RECONCILING CONVERSATIONS
In I Samuel 25:1-35, we have the story of Abigail who is an incredible example of how to have a healing and unifying conversation. In today’s lesson, we want to talk through some tools for conflict resolution and seeing God work to grow and fulfill His purpose through embracing His way of handling conflict.