Rhythms of Redemption
This week, guest speaker Logan Gentry came to share on what he refers to as the "rhythms of redemption."
Cellus Hamilton shared his thoughts and reflections from Sunday's message.
In Sunday's sermon, Logan taught that even in complex conversations with non-believers, our response to that opportunity is always simple.
Our challenge is to become anchored in Jesus as the unwavering stone that will keep us firm in our rapid changing culture. Logan referred to scripture in Acts 18 to show that Paul's interactions with God or people didn't change despite the circumstances that changed in his life.
Logan highlighted that the idea of reasoning is defined as mingling thought with thought; and that Christ calls us to values other people's ideas. Though we may not agree with them, we must humbly listen and value them as humans who are valuable to God like ourselves. Jesus did this and even responded to people's questions with questions of His own. In the same way that Jesus asked questions that pushed past the surface and engaged people on a deeper level, we have the same responsibility.
Ultimately, Sunday's message reminds us to extend the same grace to others as we have ourselves received. We all need to be strengthened by God and one of the most powerful ways to show the strength of Christ is to be vulnerable and steer clear of "calculated openness". As broken people who have been put back together by the Potter, Logan taught that we must only respond to people with the same words Jesus said to us..."I Love You Anyways."