You’re not going to want to hear this but, “Guess what?” It’s not about you! I know, your mom said you were special and your school sport gave you a participation trophy even though you sat the whole season on the bench but…so what! Look, you are special. God made you and he loves you and you are his gift to the world. There is no one he loves more than you. But remember this, there is no one he loves less. Each person is special to God and your opinions, thought and desires should never trump those of your neighbor. In fact, Jesus said we should be willing to sacrifice our desires for the desires of another. He gave the ultimate example when he gave his life for ours!
1. Are there things in the way we do church that you are unwilling to give up?
2. What is something (one thing) every church should do?
Challenge: Love…it’s not only what we do, it is who we are because God is love. So go and love and divide no more!