Because we belong to Christ, we are set free to work with integrity, justice and compassion.
We are a diverse congregation, which means we need to answer one particular question: what is the best way for Christians from different cultural backgrounds to love one another — especially if we have different responses to the pandemic?
Being adopted into God’s family means receiving all the same benefits Jesus received, right? Right. But what, exactly, did all those benefits consist of?
Paul tells us to “offer your bodies as a living sacrifice,” but what did he mean by that? To answer that question, we have to go all the way back to the Garden of Eden and find out what sacrifice meant to God from the beginning…