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Uniquely United

“Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world!” Did you ever sing that song in church? If you did, and if the church you grew up in was like most churches in America, you probably didn’t see as diverse a group of people in your church as was described in that song. It has been said that the most segregated hour in America is on Sunday morning. But…

The Segregation Abdication, part 2

It has been said that 11 o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America. But if the message of the Gospel is love and reconciliation, why do our churches not reflect greater diversity? In Part four of Breakout, Pastor Gary Lee Webber looks at three specific forms of discrimination and how the Gospel can break us out of each of them. If we are going to follow Jesus, we must breakout of a Segregated Church We must…

The Segregation Abdication, part 1

When was the last time you found yourself disgusted? Maybe it was something you saw on television, or something you found rotting in the fridge, or the smell coming from your son’s gym bag. Disgust is a natural reaction designed to keep us from things which might be potentially dangerous to our well-being, but the disgust response can also be triggered by things we find morally repulsive. During Jesus’ earthly ministry, He often offended the religious crowd by engaging those…

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

PASSAGE (read it): Luke 14:21-24 PRINCIPLE (know it): The ________ is a place of ________ . PRACTICE (do it): Plan a dinner and base your invitation list on Luke 14:12-14 and Luke 16:27-33.