Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor
We live in a broken, fractured world in desperate need of healing and reconciliation. We all need God and we all need each other. But we can’t have God if we won’t have each other. We miss something very important about our Creator when we imagine that he is content to simply restore humans to a right relationship with himself. He isn’t. He’s also in the business of restoring us to each other. In fact, we aren’t rightly restored to him when we are still at odds with other people. If we want to be in on God’s plan to unite all things in heaven and on earth under Christ (the theme of Paul’s letter to Ephesus), we must be reconciled to each other.
The Church ought to be able to say to our society struggling with racial and social tension, even hatred, “We got this! If you want to figure out how to get along and love each other in this world, just watch us, cause we’ve been paying attention to Jesus. He’s shown us a new way to live, and we got this one down!”