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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Mar 6, 2016

Matthew 5:38-48 
"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven." 

We think that it is fitting during our Taboo series and during Lent to have diverse and constructive conversation about violence. As we all know Jesus was tortured and executed at the wishes and by the hands of the angry mob. No matter what century the church has lived through there has always been a division of belief in how we are to live in a violent world. Each of these divisions argues their case from scripture. There are however, unquestionable theological implications for all of us. 1. Be peacemakers. 2. Love our enemy. 3. Act Justly. 4. Love Mercy. Bear God's image in the world. 5. Follow Christ. How each of these get lived out as disciples holds great significance. Join us as we hold up the Cross of Christ as the greatest act of violence the world has ever seen while at the same time the greatest act of love. 

Speaker: Matt McCauley