Sermons

Race And The Family Of God; A Response To Charlottesville. (Mark 3:31-35)

Tim Cain, August 26, 2017
Part of the Mark series, preached at a Saturday Evening service

We live in a country that is divided by race, politics, religion, social status along with many other things. And when things like what happened in Charlottesville take place these divisions become even more apparent. And in the midst of these divisions people find themselves looking for someone to bridge the gap and be a voice of peace and unity. Tonight I want you to know that there is one who is able to lead us across even the greatest barriers, one who is able to bridge the largest chasms, one with the power to heal the deepest wounds and with the love to forgive even the grossest sins. There is one whose voice is able to unify all those who will listen to him. The person I am talking about is not a president, he is a king and tonight the King comes to remind us that the Kingdom of God is a family. Now if that is true, if the Kingdom of God is a family then how should that influence the way that we think about all the things that seem to be dividing us as a nation. Specifically, if the Kingdom of God is a family how should that influence the way we think about race and the way we respond to things like what happened in Charlottesville.

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Mark 3:31-35

31 And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. 32 And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.” 33 And he answered them, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” 34 And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.” (ESV)