Another of the basic practices of the early church as described by Luke as the breaking of bread or sharing in common meals, which included observance\celebration of the Lord's Supper. One of the counter cultural qualities of the early church's common meals was how people of different social status were treated and viewed as equals as they opened their homes to one another. Hospitality, even to the stranger, was embedded in the practice of the early church as they recognized they had been invited by God into His Kingdom and family when they were estranged from Him. We are still called by God to practice hospitality in our context.
How can or how should followers of Jesus participate in Remembrance Day in a way that is distinctively Christian? In this sermon 3 thoughts are given that prompt reflection on loyalties, honour\respect, and freedom as we look to navigate the relationships between our citizenship in Heaven and our national citizenship.
Anger comes when we don’t get what we want or deserve or think we deserve. We feel and believe that the person who wronged us owes us a debt for what they’ve done. Anger is not wrong in itself, but if it is not addressed and remains in our hearts it will spill over into our other relationships. The key to removing anger from our hearts is forgiveness. Jesus taught forgiveness is about cancelling the debts owed to us. Just like God cancelled our debt to Him through Jesus.