Certainly, everywhere across America Christians and non-Christians alike will be celebrating on that day the freedom we gained from an oppressive king and government - which is certainly something worth celebrating. But, over the last few years I have noticed an unhealthy trend in the Church toward lifting up their political party loyalty and our nation (the United States of America) above and beyond our loyalty to Jesus and the Kingdom which He is building. And so while I'm excited to celebrate on the Fourth on Sunday, I'm a little hesitant and concerned.
We have failed at showing you kindness and compassion even if we disagree with you about sexuality.
And while we may not agree with it, is this really how we ought to spend this month as Christians? Should we really spend the month pointing the finger at everyone else's pride while ignoring our own (Matthew 7)?
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Recently I saw a social media friend of mine (who also happens to be a pastor) post the following question: "What are you going to do about your complacent approach to Jesus and His church?" And it got me thinking about the many times I have accused the church body of being too complacent, or [...]