Love Includes

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Are you trying to unite or divide?

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Acts 23:6-8,10

Paul called out before the Sanhedrin, “I am on trial for hope in the resurrection of the dead.” When he said this, a dispute broke out between the Pharisees and Sadducees, and the group became divided. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection or angels of spirits, while the Pharisees acknowledge all three. The dispute was so serious that the commander, afraid that Paul would be torn to pieces by them, ordered his troops to go down and rescue him…

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Some things never change…groups arguing and dividing over religious and theological differences…even to the point of threatening Paul’s life.

It still goes on today…some people literally killing others over religious beliefs while others rejecting and disassociating from those who don’t share their beliefs.

Meanwhile, if you examine the ministry of Jesus you will be hard-pressed to find him arguing theological points with anyone!

Instead, he was forgiving a woman caught in adultery, hanging out with tax collectors and prostitutes, and was on his knees washing the feet of his totally clueless disciples!

Instead of arguing to change minds, Jesus was extending compassion, mercy and forgiveness…and thereby changing hearts.

Instead of being right…he was concerned about being in right relationship.

What about you?

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Remember…God loves you!

 

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About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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