We're ALL Created in His Image
- Written by Lon Lorton Lon Lorton
“Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them.” Acts 8:5
The current rise of racism, bigotry, and hatred in so many hearts around the country and our world is truly a sickening thing - white extremists, Muslim terrorists, gang violence, Black Lives Matter. It’s really easy to jump on the bandwagon and declare all we see on the news as a world full of racism, bigotry, and hatred. Have you considered, though, a different approach - dare I say Christ’s approach? Yes, we should stand up and speak out every chance we get against people who treat others in ungodly ways wherever it occurs. It doesn’t matter if the evil is across the street or across the globe, God’s intention for each of us is to love all the others…period, and to effectively share the gospel with everyone…period. We don’t get to choose who is worthy of being loved or hearing good news specifically because God loved us and shared His Son with us – and who among us deserved that?!
Loving others and effectively sharing the gospel requires a willingness to reach out to people who are different from us. We tend to want to hang out with folks who look like us, who talk like us, and who are just like us. But, how willing are we to leave our comfort zone and go to a person completely different from us with the message of the gospel?
Wednesday Family Night Dinner Menu
September 12th at 5:15 pm
Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
Roll, Drink, and Dessert
Birthdays and Anniversaries
09.11.17 Stella Hoagland; Carroll Steinfeld
09.14.17 Sharon Davis
Mike and Lisa Ladd (Anniversary)
09.15.17 Rhonda Gordon; Aaron Taylor
09.16.17 Larry and Rita Peyton (Anniversary)
09.17.17 Lottie Walker