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The Others

The Others

As our world becomes more difficult, dangerous and divided, we are increasingly driven to think of protecting ourselves from “The Others.” The others don’t look like us or think like us or vote like us or dress like us. They don’t act like us or appreciate us. The others threaten us or compete with us or simply annoy us. And so, understandably, we turn inward. We retreat to our echo chambers, our social clubs, our safe circles. We consume, we cocoon, we curve in upon ourselves. Who can blame us?

Once upon a time, however, there lived a people who moved the opposite direction. In a world that sought to contain, condemn, or kill them, the early church curved outward. They crossed lines of class and culture. They sacrificed for neighbors and served strangers. They built relationships with the mighty and the outcast. They reached out to anyone in need of salvation. And though they paid a price for their daring, they kept at it, and were used to change their world into a healthier, safer, more hopeful place.

Our world needs disciples and a church like that again. It needs people who will move toward “The Others” out there with the kind of compassion, courage, and conviction that God himself exercised when he came to earth in Jesus Christ. This is still not an easy or a completely safe way of life, but it IS God’s way, and it is the greatest hope for changing our world for the better today.

In this series we’ll learn afresh …

  • who God is and how he moves
  • what Christ asks and expects of his church
  • all the good reasons for reaching out to others
  • the key practices of an otherward life
  • some of the otherward directions Christ Church wants to move in days ahead

Series Theme Verse

Value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of THE OTHERS. (Philippians 2:1-4)

 

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