Confrontation and the Kingdom

I am glad to finally learn the lesson.  The KINGDOM comes with a certain amount of CONFLICT.  If everyone is happy, something is usually not right.  I learned it by watching the Lord deal with the Pharisees.  A serious collision!  I saw it again watching Paul confront Peter regarding his attitude and behavior toward Gentiles.  I saw it, this week, in Nehemiah.   When things were unfair and SELF-centered, when people claimed the Kingdom but acted the world, he confronted it.   One of the things that gives me hope for FBC these days is a growing willingness to confront issues that in the past have been too volatile.  No ugliness, just courage.  It makes me excited for the future!   It makes me know that we are part of the Kingdom of God.  I believe Jesus understands and approves.  I think Nehemiah does too.  I will see you tomorrow in worship.  My great love to you all,  Don

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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