Sermon Snap Shot February 4, 2018

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Sermon Snap Shot February 4, 2018

Yes, our experience can both affirm our understanding of God and God’s truths but, like with Peter, it can also disrupt or challenge our preconceived notions of who God is and what God’s reign is all about.
 
At Caesarea Philipi, Peter was sure he knew what kind of Messiah Jesus should be.
At the Last Supper, Peter was sure that he could resist any temptation and stay true to Jesus.
After the Resurrection scene on the beach, Peter was sure that he knew what it meant to love Jesus fully.
And after Pentecost, Peter was sure that he had it all figured out, who was “in” and who was “out”, who was “clean” and “unclean.”
 
And then Joppa and Cornelius happened and he learns something entirely new: “God shows no partiality” (Acts 10:34). God’s love and embrace is far greater, far wider than he could have ever imagined…and includes people that he would have never dreamed of including!
 
From Sunday, February 4 message “The Second Leg of Support: Experience” and the fourth of five messages in the series, “Thinking Theologically: A 3-Legged Stool Approach”
 
Rev. Lane Glaze
Pastor, Waters Edge UMC

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