I want to begin this week's edition of TAB by addressing what we are currently experiencing as a nation. The death of George Floyd was wrong on every level and it has brought to the forefront an issue that has long been ignored by the church, and that is the racial inequality that exists in our country. Let's be honest, we have a race problem, and now with the senseless killing of George Floyd, one of many individuals who have been killed for the color of their skin, it is time for the church to respond.
What should our response be to those who suffer injustice? First of all, we must stand united in prayer for our nation and for those who are being overlooked and mistreated in our society. It should be our desire that everyone finds peace, love and hope through Jesus Christ. Secondly, we must strive to live justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with God, seeing others as greater than ourselves and fighting for social justice.
So, how do we begin to show the love of Jesus to others? It starts by listening. Racial reconciliation begins with relationships. It starts with inviting someone of a different race to sit down and share how they are feeling and what they believe is needed in order to fix what is broken. Let them know that you are truly interested in being a part of their lives. Building loving, caring relationships with others is how the church can be an agent of change in our society.
Please spend some time this weekend in prayer, asking God to show you who he wants you to extend this type of love too and also pray that God would heal our land.
Finally, join me this Sunday at 10:00am as we continue our study in the book of Titus.
As always, you can access our online service by going to our webpage, www.parksidefellowship.org. Once you are on our home page, simply scroll down to where you see "SCHEDULE". You can then click on either the "streaming on youtube" or "streaming on facebook" and you will be automatically directed to the service.
I also want to invite you to join us at 11:00am for our "after-church" zoom gathering.
There are two ways for you to join us on zoom.
NOTE: I have set-up this meeting so the link above will be the same link EVERY Sunday.
Finally, thank you for being a church that prays!
"See" you Sunday.
Doug Boyd - Sr. Pastor