Harmony in God

Sermons

I would like to think about who and what we are in a way that might strike any fellow guitar player out there in the world concerning the Christian role in this modern day era of hardcore heroin abuse throughout our communities.

We are all strings, stungfinger-placement-for-guitar-chords out through out life, resonating a sound that is created by the way we live our lives. Some of us die young, and thus we are shorter strings than those who live to a ripe old age. Some of us are too tightly wound, so we aren’t in tune with the Lord because we are all caught up in concerns of the world. Some of us are too loosely wound, comfortable in our ways, and convinced there isn’t anything else we can do but that which we are already doing. Some of us are overly manipulated by TV news, which is like putting a capo on the neck changing the notes of the open strings altogether, though maintaining the structures of the chords…

Yet, Jesus has called us to unity. Apostle Paul described us as being different parts of the body, yet that hasn’t stopped us from bitting each other to pieces throughout history over debatable matters. I would like to suggest we are like a beautiful chord that the Lord longs to play throughout the world. We aren’t different because we are wrong, we are different because His chord is a harmony of many notes singing one song… Love God, Love each other – even thy enemies…

Loving God seems pretty easy… loving each other? Thats open ended enough to swallow – but to love even our enemies? How can this happen? How do we love those dealing drugs, doing drugs, stealing for drugs? How do we love those who have done it to themselves, and will likely do it again no matter what we do? How can we risk our own lives in order to try to share the Light that they will likely reject? Woe doubt and fear, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH GOD.

If we honestly reflect on the grace and mercy Adonai has shown to each of us individually through Jesus Christ, we will discover the only thing holding us back is our doubt and fears of how this thing called love could make a difference. And just in case you have any doubts about whether or not Jesus wants us to show love and mercy to the lost in a way that is very personal and face to face, we can do a Bible study about His ministry which was very much a face to face movement. In a nutshell, Jesus’ ministry was a street ministry. He, the master of the chord, was singing loudly throughout the land with His disciples getting tuned and living in tune. Today, we are strings in a chord that is meant to be heard and felt throughout our communities.

1 Corinthians 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.

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