Yesterday’s message …
- Recognized that the “High Priestly Prayer” of John 17 is NOT a series of commands. It’s not exhortation. Instead, it’s a prayer and we get to eavesdrop in on it.
- Talked about how “truth bridges” are more important these days than old tribal, denominational lines, a fitting subject for the “For Charlotte” series;
- Concluded with our recently completed Wilmington Hurricane Relief trip;
Landed at this bottom line: Christian unity comes from collective oddity.
It was probably 15 years ago now, and I was at the local YMCA one day, minding my own business and doing my own little exercise routine. But while there, I couldn’t help but overhear a woman nearby talking to her friend. I suppose they fit an exercise or two in between the talking, but the talking was what really interested me. Because my YMCA “friend” was talking about … her CHURCH. And I was like, “well, if she’s gonna talk about her church, I might as well listen.” So I did.