Sunday, February 07, 2016

Peter and Aliens & Strangers

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Founded five churches in Portland. Mission: We exist to follow Jesus in authentic community for the world.
Leader-In-Training program. Annual budget $1,300,000.
Associated with Christian Missionary Alliance.

Noise is called Worship. No one except the "Worship Team" is actually singing. 60% of 100 attendees are under 30. 3 services each Sunday except on Super Bowl Sunday.

Tell everyone you hope the Broncos will win today.

Tim lead pastor.
We invest in the next generation of leaders. Jake and his wife are heading to Phoenix.

In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over by observing your pure and reverent lives.

In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God's gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.

This is hard to hear today. Throughout history men have dominated women. Africa rape. Sex trade in Asia.

This doesn't say: men make sure women are submissive. Read it again. The love of God is to be demonstrated in our lives.
Dear friends, I warn you as "temporary residents and foreigners" to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior, and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.

2000 years ago when people read this they were shocked. In their world women were by nature inferior.

It takes men years to figure out that women are more emotional but not inferior.

Women were now entitled to think. A gentle and quiet spirit is a character trait. Honour and respect does not mean do things that are immoral or illegal. Don't stop the cackle if that's what you do. Jesus determines my worth.

Husbands be considerate. Weaker only means physical strength. We are created differently. Women are empowered. Considerate means think what God thinks of them. Treat them well. A Greek order said we have mistresses and concubines and a wife to keep the house.
God designed sex for a husband and wife exclusively. No other intimacy. Since creation men and women are created equal. Heirs of God shared.
Different but equal. Submission does not mean inferiority. Putting other's needs above our own.

Equality and rights. Equal rights might be equal but without love. Love is affirming. Send him her a text of affirmation.
Passive aggressive manipulative response.
Clean the shower. I don't know where the stuff is.

Take the initiative to communicate.

Communion. Take a piece of bread and dip it in the wine in memory of Jesus.

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