Community is about relationship. Take time to listen to and engage in one another’s stories.
We live in a polarized society, driven by “us vs. them” mentalities everywhere we turn. How does this reality make loving our neighbor harder?
When in the last time you have a conversation or shared a meal with someone who had differing backgrounds or views from you? What did you learn?
ENGAGE THE SCRIPTURES
Read Ephesians 2:11-16
Paul speaks of “walls of hostility coming down through Christ. What walls do you currently seeing dividing the Church that need to come down?
Paul makes the cross central to our reconciliation. How does Jesus’ sacrifice make loving our enemies possible?
Are there people in our world today that you feel “hostile” towards? What would it look like to love them with the sacrificial love of Jesus?
Tear Down The Walls. If we’re honest, we all have enemies. Jesus commands us not only to love our enemies, but to pray for them! This week, as you consider who you find yourself ‘hostile’ towards, make a point to pray for this person or group. As God to give you a heart of love for those with whom you disagree – to see them like He does.