April 23, 2017 – Rasool Berry
Is the church organized religion or organized for mission? Jesus asks the disciples and each of us, “Who do men say that I you say I am?” This is a call to connect with the culture, confess him as the Savior, and continue to overcome in the midst of adversity.
April 30, 2017 – Rasool Berry
Is church membership optional? We are called to be body builders. We are so identified with Jesus that he is the head, and we are interdependent members of the Body of Christ. The Apostle Paul establishes our resources (spiritual gifts), roles (serving in the church) and responsibilities (handling conflict). These involve care and challenge in the same way we build the body by exertion and recovery.
May 7, 2017 – Rasool Berry
Am I my brother’s keeper? We are a family of responsible siblings with leaders, members and house rules. We are called to be responsible for each other, entrust ourselves to leadership and invest in the ministry materially.
Many of us have difficulty with embracing the church as family, and leadership because of ‘family hurt’ or ‘church hurt’ or other types of ‘leader hurt’.