We have reason to be excited and confident about what God means to do through an ethnically diverse church for his glory and the joy of all peoples. And empathy for our minority culture brothers and sisters is a great place to start on the pathway to racial reconciliation and understanding, making us a place of safety for that kind of diversity to thrive and grow.
In his letter to the Ephesian church, Paul gives us a soaring vision of God’s purpose in Christ being the unity of all peoples.
In “chapter” two of our United sermon series, we observe three ways in which Jesus continues to express God’s heart for justice, peace, and thus, unity, for humanity.
In this first sermon in the new series, United, we build part of the foundation necessary to enter into a thoughtful discussion on some of the cultural issues challenging unity.