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Many young people in America view the modern church as judgmental, insensitive, and hypocritical. The popular perception of Christians is a finger-wagging crowd that believes discipleship involves following rules and castigating people for breaking them. Our text today tells us that this perception is nothing new. The beliefs of missionaries...
Merciful God, may we love our sisters and brothers in Christ to the extent that we are willing to restore them to you when they fall. And grant us the wisdom and compassion to do so in a spirit of gentleness. Amen.
“Prayer, searching the scripture, and service are means of entering into and sharing the heart, mind, and work of Christ. A balanced spiritual practice helps us get in step with the transforming rhythm of Jesus’ life with God: work and worship, engagement and rest, service and Sabbath, contemplation and action.” Read more.