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So What Is Next After the Special General Conference?

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

The Special General Conference (#SGC2019) has been a difficult situation for many of us – maybe even all of us. I didn’t post a devotional thought yesterday – because I was so blown away by the conference and the social media storm surrounding it. So many were hurt – people I care about – and so many were not voicing their thoughts well. The love seemed to have left the room (and on social media). I couldn’t wrap my head around what to post. That rarely happens – but it happened yesterday. I did post a couple of scriptures but couldn’t wrap my head around what else to share. I love all people – and I hurt when people hurt.

Today (Tuesday) – as I write this devotional thought for Wednesday – I am still at a loss. Sisters and brothers – colleagues of mine and others – people that I love – are at odds over the issues that were presented and voted on at the #SGC2019. The future of our denomination is uncertain. Churches and many people are confused – and many are hurt. The Traditional Plan was approved at #SGC2019. The One Church Plan was voted down. For some – this is what they wanted. For others – not so much. Continue reading

February 27, 2019 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Daily Prayer, Denomination, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Holy Spirit, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Prayer, Theology | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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