When is Freedom Dangerous?
This Week: When is Freedom Dangerous? Everybody wants freedom, but sometimes that freedom causes harm. The relationship between freedoms and laws can be tricky to navigate – with everyone having their own opinion on where to draw the lines. Paul wrote to churches in Galatia who were struggling with this. His advice – and his warning – is critical to loving your neighbor in a divided world.
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, September 18, 2022 at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MI.
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