Commentary

October 11, 2013

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

- Is the church a fortress to protect its people or refuge for all those who would come to find peace and rest?  Maybe it should do both.  Regardless, we should reflect on how we treat people who walk through the doors of our churches (and our homes and offices). Humility, gentleness, and respect are becoming less popular in our culture of sarcasm and political infighting. Perhaps we need a revolution in how we treat our neighbor.

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community

- Pray for insight in how we should relate to other people where we live and work, and especially in our churches.

 




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