It's no secret that our nation is as divided as ever. In a recent Gallup poll, 77% percent of Americans, a new high, believe the nation is divided on the most important values, while only 21% believe it is united and in agreement. The previous high was 69% in 2012. We draw lines of demarcation between political parties, social issues, genders, races, sexual orientations, origins, religions, social status, wealth, age, etc. As we look at the people across those lines, it often appears that we are worlds apart. What in the world could bridge these divides? What could heal these divisions?
Tomorrow, we're starting a new series though the book of Ephesians, a letter written for a cultural moment not unlike our own. Actually, Ephesus was a city more divided than our own. St. Paul writes to them, to tell them of Christ's plan to "unite all things to himself, in heaven and things on earth." Through the Gospel, Jesus breaks down the "dividing walls of hostility." Christ reconciles us both to God and to each other. Christ brings lasting reconciliation by healing all alienation and removing all isolation. "In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit." Through Christ, we can be united to God, and united by God.
Join us tomorrow as we begin a new series through Ephesians, learning about the death of our divisions through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Praying for you! Pastor Jan
Membership Class. Sunday, February 5th, 1-3pm. Lunch provided. The membership class if the first step to becoming a member of Mosaic Boston. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Members' Meeting. Sunday, February 26th, 1-3pm. If you're a member, please plan on attending our first quarterly members' meeting and potluck.
Mosaic Youth Group.
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