This Week: Is it Safe to Love? How can we love our neighbors if we close off our hearts? Some of us close our hearts because we’ve been hurt. Others close our hearts because we’ve run out of space. This week, we’re reading from 1 Peter, where Peter encourages you to love with a tender heart, even if it risks pain. Join us as we seek how to do that everyday.
Series: How to Love Your Neighbor in a Divided World Is it possible to be a loving person in our polarized cutthroat world? Every action, every word, and every social post is pulled into a brutal war of us versus them. It’s not simply politics that cause fights today; it’s our entertainment, our education, our workplaces, our churches, our family gatherings – basically everywhere.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Jesus told his followers that it wasn’t enough to love those who are easy to love. He calls us to love our enemies – and that doesn’t come naturally. Love might seem like an ineffective pipedream that can’t survive the everyday onslaught of negativity and criticism. And yet, the bridge of true love creates new paths to a better world.
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Sermon preached by Paster Dallas Flippin, on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MI.
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