Series: DONKEYS, ELEPHANTS AND THE LAMB
October 11, 2020 | Michael Davis
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” Psalm 139:23-24 (NLT)
“For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us… Together as one body, Christ reconciled both groups to God by means of his death on the cross, and our hostility toward each other was put to death. He brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and peace to the Jews who were near. Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us.” Ephesians 2:14, 16-17 (NLT)
“So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.” Genesis 1:27 (NLT)
“But when Peter came to Antioch, I had to oppose him to his face, for what he did was very wrong. When he first arrived, he ate with the Gentile believers, who were not circumcised. But afterward, when some friends of James came, Peter wouldn’t eat with the Gentiles anymore. He was afraid of criticism from these people who insisted on the necessity of circumcision. As a result, other Jewish believers followed Peter’s hypocrisy, and even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.” Galatians 2:11-13 (NLT)
AT THE HEART OF RACISM IS A RADICAL FAILURE TO SEE THE IMAGE OF GOD IN ALL PEOPLE
Conversations on race, sexuality, abortion and politics, well, these are all incredibly divisive subjects. But as a church, we will not be silent on these things for one reason alone – God is not silent on these things.