Sometimes, our fear of the other prohibits us from loving them as Christ commands. We need to stop giving credence to misperceptions that prohibit us from experiencing the fullness of God’s love in community.
Too often we play a guessing game with Christ’s identity, in which we force our perceptions and our desires of a Messiah upon Christ. But Christ didn’t come just for you, Christ came for all people, so stop claiming an infallible opinion of the Messiah, or you’ll be rebuked, just like Peter.
There is an ancient debate in the religious community that pits the law against God’s grace. Which is more important? Is the law still important given Christ’s sacrifice? John Wesley tackles these hard questions in this sermon.