Sunday, July 10, 2016

How To Heal A Nation

Is there anyway to heal a nation divided?

I can only think of one---and that is God's way.

Paul instructs us in Romans 8:13

For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; 
but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

Each generation of Western Culture has become 
increasing self centered.

Just look at the number of selfies in social media we post every day!

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As long as we are "self" centered
and live only for ourselves
we will continue to divide and fall

Jesus calls upon us to die to self, 
To deny our own selfish ways.

And then follow Him.

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And in following Him we will see each seek to serve one another

To put each other's needs ahead of our own.

Jesus washed the feet of His Disciples saying:

 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.  
Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, 
nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.
(John 13:15-16)

Lord of Lords, 
King of Kings,
The greatest man to walk the earth,

Got down on His knees and did the lowliest of tasks...

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Because Jesus is telling us that
we are 



He is demonstrating that we are to 


And until we wrap this instruction around our hearts
and begin putting others ahead of ourselves
and loving one another above ourselves,

We will continue to divide 


We will continue to fall.

 And I realize that the entire nation is not going to read this
and become believers and take this to heart...

But you are reading it...

Will you take it to heart?

Will you follow Jesus's lead?

And if you do---

What great things might happen?

How might your world begin to change?

How might this country begin to heal in some small but significant way?

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