Differences…

At the moment, I am hanging with five other guys and together we make up a discipleship group. We are different…no, we are each really different.

discipleship-group

Different races…

Different ages…

Different experiences…

Different opinions…

Different family history…

Different tragedies…

Different occupations…

Different backgrounds when it comes to our spiritual backgrounds…

So, you may be tempted to conclude that we are sitting around, trying to make up conversation, surviving the time, counting the hours until we can get back to people more similar to us…

NOT.AT.ALL!

Yesterday, we left for Branson. Tomorrow we head back to Kansas City. In between, it has been non-stop talking, laughter, friendship and some very deep spiritual discussion.

There is one shared thread that has influenced everything from our meals to our entertainment to our laughter and conversations…and that thread of similarity is our love for Jesus. Now don’t get me wrong, we are human and I have no doubt that in time, we would have some disagreement big enough to make us mad.

So when that moment comes, what should we do?

For starters, we should invite the Holy Spirit to empower our love for each other in spite of our differences. The sermon this Sunday is going to come from Romans 14:13-18 and it will speak specifically to situations where Christians disagree.  Life is too short to miss out on the love of Jesus applied to diverse people within a community of discipleship.

I hope to see you Sunday,

Troy

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