Fear invites us to follow the path of self-preservation. However, if we follow that path long enough, we will neither preserve nor have anything to show for our lives. The original disciples of Jesus had the same tendencies at times. On one occasion, Jesus reminded them of what it means to follow him by saying four powerful words that still apply to his followers today.
Jeff Henderson, Pastor Lee Jenkins and Reggie Joiner
God’s mission is clear from Genesis to Revelation; he is reconciling the world to himself. If the church is reconciled to God, why aren’t the people reconciled to each other? What is keeping us divided? What can we do to move closer to becoming the church God envisioned us to be?
Perhaps nothing characterized the life of Jesus more than his pursuit of people whose lives and lifestyles did not look like his. If we fail to listen to people who don't experience the world the way we do, we will never bear their burden.