Thursday, September 2, 2010

Under Jesus, One Family and One Church

Is it safe to say that most people like to be with other people who are like them? Maybe this is why certain neighborhoods in New York City are predominantly Asian, Latino, or other. Even church planters will tell you that you should really just reach out to one race of people because people just can't get comfortable with other races.

Jesus breaks down these barriers and more. He broke down race barriers in the Ephesian congregation between Jew and Gentile. The Apostle Paul wrote about the power of Jesus in Ephesus when he wrote that Jesus "...made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility (Ephesians 2:14)." He has done the same for Sure Foundation Lutheran Church. In a service given in Spanish and English, a Peruvian youth (Dilara) was baptized and two Haitian men (Ostayne and Pierre) were confirmed in their Christian faith. Although our languages and cultures are different, under Jesus we are one family and one church. Praise be to God!

Check out some pics below!