Embracing Differences (Mark 9:38-41)

indexJesus throws out a very challenging principle for Christians in Mark 9:40, “For the one who is not against us is for us.” We spent time unpacking that and the verses around it (38-41) to try and discern how Jesus would have us respond and interact with people/groups that are different than we are. Here was the final thought from Sunday’s sermon, Embracing Differences

Not every Christian group out there is doing ministry the way we would, or even the way we think is best. But the passage challenges us that these differences must not prevent us from rejoicing – if the works of the devil are destroyed and souls are saved. Is our neighbor pushing back the darkness of evil? Is he really trying to labor for the glory of Jesus? Let us rejoice and be glad in that!

Click to listen to the full message: Embracing Differences, which is part of our ongoing series of messages from the Gospel of Mark, titled Jesus the Servant King.