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Respect the Image | Conclusion: Grace to Do What We Are Told

7 RTI Conclusion

"Be diligent, apply it all. But brace yourself, for you will fall. You'll stumble when both pushed and tried. But Jesus for your sins has died. So mourn your sins, and cling to grace. And get right up- rejoin the race. Raise up your head forlornly hung, For will heal both ear and tongue."...

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Respect the Image | Think the Best & Examine Your Heart


How do our negative assumptions about other people's motives create havoc in our relationships? What is root cause of all our frustrated desires? This week we continue with the final two principles in the book Respect the Image – Think the Best, and Examine Your Heart....

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Respect the Image | Initiate Peace, Celebrate Others & Assume You Are Wrong


Would we be at peace with others if we truly sought after it? Would our relationships be sweeter if we saw the good in others rather than picking them apart? Would we listen more if we assumed we weren't right at every point? ...

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Respect the Image | Mean What You Say, Understand What You Hear, & Nourish with Grace


What are two words you should never say in an argument? Is there a contradiction in the slogans "Black Lives Matter," and "All Lives Matter?" What is one quality our words should always dispense? This week we consider the next three principles in the book – Mean what you Say, Understand What You Hear, and Nourish with Grace. ...

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Respect the Image | Chill Out, Open Up, & Make Time


The first three principles in learning how to C.O.M.M.U.N.I.C.A.T.E. in a way that honors the image of God in others and displays Christ to them as well. ...

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Respect the Image | Grace and Race Fellowship

2 RTI Grace and Race

How could our conversations across racial and political divides look if we implemented the G.R.A.C.E principles that Tim Shorey recommends? ...

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Respect the Image | Introduction: God, the Image, & the Gospel

1 RTI Introduction

"Knowing that God speaks affects how we think about communication. Knowing that humans are made in the image affects how we think about those with whom we communicate. Knowing that we are washed in the blood and that we wear Christ's robe [of righteousness] affects how we think about all the communication messes we have made." Tim Shorey...

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Bloodlines - John Piper | Concluding Thoughts


Some concluding thoughts and application for our church from the book Bloodlines by John Piper...

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Bloodlines - John Piper | Ethnic Diversity: Magnifying God’s Grace in the Gospel


Why is ethnic diversity something that we should aim to pursue in our church? Is this simply diversity for diversity’s sake or maybe something that our culture tells us we ought to do? We ought to be able to see the beauty of ethnic diversity through the lens of the gospel instead of something that the church is trying to do to keep in step with the culture....

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Bloodlines - John Piper | Gospel Connections: The Roots of Racism and the Power of the Gospel


We need to be able to think though issues of racism primarily from a gospel lens before we can see it from an economic and political lens. Let's consider how the gospel exposes the roots of racism and replaces it with abounding hope....

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