July 23, 2017
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Romans 8:12-25
Genesis 28:10-19a

God may show no partiality...

Easter Day

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God may show no partiality among people, but that is a moot point, to those who suffer from prejudice and injustice, if God's servants continue to practice discrimination because of race, creed, or national origin. When we practice such injustice, we make the church God's greatest enemy. "Religious Warfare," as it applies to the feuding groups in Northern Ireland and in Lebanon, is a paradoxical term, since the motives are more political than religious. Better, the example of Peter. At first, he attempted to remain faithful to the practices of his Jewish faith, but God gave him a vision that wiped out the former distinctions between clean and unclean, Jew and Gentile. But, God gives more than the opportunity to change behavior. So, Peter was presented with Cornelius and family. To them, Peter witnesses to his faith in Jesus Christ, and another stone was rolled away, and the risen Christ had yet another avenue into the world.

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