From an early age, we learn quickly to look for loopholes in the rules. We try to figure out what we can get away with and still be okay. We tend to take this same mindset into our relationship with God, but it doesn’t work. When we opt for loopholes and workarounds, we find ourselves in a category no one wants to be in: hypocrites. Jesus calls us to move beyond loophole religion.
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.