Sunday, September 10, 2017

Early depiction of first century Agape Feast promoting unity among community members

Early depiction of first century Agape Feast promoting unity among community members

Morning Worship   10:30 a.m.

Lectionary Readings:  Psalm 119;   Matthew 18: 15-20

Text:  “Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven.”   Matthew 18:18

Sermon:  “Agree to Disagree”   Rev. Garren preaching

Synopsis:   Psychologists tell us that we want to be around people with whom we agree.  We live in a culture that sees conflict as a problem.  And so, we tend to look for the paths of least resistance.  Although most Biblical scholars don’t believe the instructions given in Matthew 18 on conflict management are the actual words of Jesus ( I’ll explain ), the passage nonetheless provides some very helpful guidelines in how we can disagree with someone inhealthy and constructive ways.