Sharable notes for the December 31, 2017 message. You can post these notes on your social platform!
- Our cultural identity cannot hold more importance to us than our identity as a child of God.
- Jesus changed how we view others, how we label them, and how we treat them.
- Those living in sin are not untouchable by the grace of God, but are able to be changed, to be cleansed, if willing.
- Our call is to love no matter what someone looks like, where they come from or how unlike us they are. We are called to lovingly challenge the sin that destroys us and separates us from God. By God’s grace we are to point others to the fact that Christ’s love is better.
- All are worthy of the gift of God, so I should be a part of expressing that gift to all!
- Who is it, whether intentionally or unintentionally, are we treating as if they are “unclean?”
- Man has one problem: sin;
there’s one Savior: Jesus;
we’re all part of 1 race, 1 culture, 1 defining status: human;
we all have one hope: the resurrection.
- If you want a gospel centered life you can’t be afraid of your dinner table looking a little different than what you’re use to.
- To listen to someone is to love them.
- Forgiveness is extending grace even when someone doesn’t deserve it.
- We can't allow those things that define us to separate us from others who are not defined similarly.
- We can’t let pride in our own identities keep us from doing what God wants us to do.
- Trusting in Jesus does not remove our cultural distinctives; it just shows us that we are not ultimately defined by our culture. We are defined first by who we are in Christ.
- Peter is an example to us that even the best of us can have places where the gospel needs to go deeper in our heart.
- We should guard ourselves from sin but not from the sinner.
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