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Sermons about Prejudice
Judging books by their covers has become a national pastime of sorts for many. We put people not like us into a box and then shut the cover. They’re never able to crawl out because we aren’t willing to open the doors of our hearts to them. God’s Word teaches us that prejudice such as this grows out of personal pride (Esther 5:5-6). We put ourselves over others not because of what we know but because of what we don’t know.
Why do we draw circles of separation around our lives to keep others out? Listen in as Pastor Phil shares a powerful message on breaking down the barriers of prejudice to love others as Jesus did.
A woman met Jesus at a well. She was separated from Jesus by her gender, her ethnic background, her religion, but most of all by her sin. Jesus could have rejected her immediately but he had purposely come to meet her. This is a powerful portrait of how Jesus comes to each of us.
Pastor Scott Gordon continues his exploration of the book of James.
Ruth is a beautiful story whose purpose is to balance the feud between the children of Israel and the children of Moab. It is a message of reconciliation, which is the heart of the ministry of Christ's church. says, “God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, has given us the ministry of reconciliation.” (2 Corinthians 5:18)
Joshua - Yeshua - the Lord saves - brought down the walls of Jericho. Jesus - Yeshua - the Lord saves - brought down the dividing walls of hostility.
Peter had just had a revolutionary vision about mixing with people he had once considered outsiders. As a result, he was faced with the challenge of carving out new territory for the gospel by extending hospitality to non-Jews. The life and work of Jesus had lead him to view a people he once considered trash as treasure. What areas of your life could use a new perspective? What have you called trash that the Lord wants to call treasure?