By Charles Park
Our sermon series “Faith Misunderstood” has generated a lot of conversations and interest because we are challenging several misguided common assumptions about faith. We began with a message titled “God Wants You to Be You.” Elmie shared her powerful story about her experience of churches that made her feel like she had to choose between being false to herself or being alone, and neither is a good option.
Reading Tips . . .
Start by asking God to interact with you
Ask for a fresh perspective
Expect to be challenged in your assumptions
Try imagining yourself in the story
Slow down and pay attention to your feelings, thoughts and reactions
When something bothers you, talk to God about it
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