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Titel: The Book of Acts: The Story of Us - Part 04/29 - The Purified Church
Autor: David PackerWeitere Informationen abrufen
Ort: IBC Stuttgart, International Baptist Church, Untere Waldplätze 38, 70569 Stuttgart-Vaihingen - Sunday Morning Service (2nd Service)
Bibelstelle: Acts 5, 1-16
Sprache: englisch (englische, englischer, englisches, englischen)
Kategorie: Predigt, Gottesdienst
Datum/Uhrzeit: 22.09.2019
Dauer: 39:48
Seiten: 17
ID: 31704
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Schlüsselworte: A judgmental mind is a narrow mind. Broader experiences help us to broaden our minds and to become more accepting toward outsiders, and toward different ways of doing things. In today's world of multiculturalism it is really not a surprise that acceptance of others has become a very important value. Much of this, if not most of it, is very good. I do not care to return to a time or place of narrow-ness; of societies dominated by small minds of self-important people.

However, there is a moral and ethical line that God draws across human thought and behavior. Just because we have learned that some prejudices of the past were wrongly placed, does not mean that there are no moral boundaries.

God calls us to holiness. Christ said, "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect" (Matthew 5:48). And the church of Jesus Christ must regularly be reminded of this. If we forget holiness, if we neglect moral issues, then we will find ourselves at cross-purposes from God. Furthermore, the Bible says that judgment begins in the house of the Lord (1 Peter 4:17). Our obligation to the Lord and to one another is to "spur one another on toward love and good deeds" (Hebrews 10:24). We should admit our weaknesses, confess our faults, but continue to strive, by the Holy Spirit, toward godliness and love.

- Pastor David Packer
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