The Kindness Diaries

In this week’s sermon from Acts 8:26-40, Pastor Jeya showed us how powerful crossing boundaries for the sake of Christ can be.

There were numerous boundaries Philip crossed in his conversation with this Ethiopian man:

  • Spiritual — in hearing and responding to God’s prompting at each stage
  • Geographic — in obedience to God’s call, Philip was willing to physically journey across various borders
  • Relational — in being invited into relationship, asking good questions, and being willing to listen to both God and the people around him
  • Cultural — in reaching out to someone who was different from him in cultural, ethnic, and racial heritage
  • Each discussion group was able to share even more (please feel free to add your group’s findings as a comment to this post!)

PJ mentioned a show (viewable on Netflix) called The Kindness Diaries — a man who travels the world relying on the kindness of strangers and, in the journey, discovering the gifts that make a full life. May we have the courage and compassion to follow Jesus in crossing borders, both near and far, and discover joy, grace, and life in those places.

 

Published by daniel so

Daniel is a husband, father, and pastor who is always learning more about what it means to love & follow Jesus in the everyday and in-between, and seeking to help others do the same.

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