Easter Season Sermon Series: "Unoffendable"
This sermon series is based in part on the best selling book of the same name. It’s a radical, provocative idea: We’re not entitled to get offended or stay angry. The idea of our own “righteous anger” is a myth. It is the number one problem in our societies today and, as Dallas Willard says, Christians have not been taught out of it. As it turns out, giving up our “right” to be offended can be one of the most freeing, healthy, simplifying, relaxing, refreshing, stress-relieving, encouraging things we can do. Order a copy of Unoffendable and read along with Pastor Brice to discover something of immeasurable value—a concrete, practical way to live life.
Sacred Scripture: John 15:9-17
Overview: Jesus tells his disciples, love one another. The love that comes from God, through Jesus, to the disciples and to the world, is a ripple effect that gains momentum and power as it moves. The love we receive today, and the love we give one another, is a gentle wave of peace from God.
Human Need: The need to love and to be loved as a person who has dignity and worth.
Community Challenge: Knowing and reflecting on the depth, the intimacy and the honor of being loved by Jesus and being called to love one another.