The message in our Catalyst service at Central Baptist this past Sunday was about "Love, Forgiveness and Judgment". I must confess that I struggle terribly with this topic, not so much as it applies to our unseen foreign enemies, but in how it impacts our daily interactions and relationships.
The idea of loving and forgiving our enemies and of not being judgmental is really tough. Jesus says in Luke 6:27-28 ,“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good…Continue
I have been reading a book by Rick McKinley called "This Beautiful Mess". Rick is the pastor of Imago Dei Church in Portland.
He talks about how in one of the early days of the Imago Dei church plant that the church was meeting in a Baptist church that they rented on Sunday nights. On this particular Sunday night, Portland was playing LA for the NBA Championship. The church that normally averaged 30 in attendance slid all the way…