Eastbrook at Home – June 6, 2021

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Join us for worship with Eastbrook Church through Eastbrook at Home at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM.

We will take a pause from our current preaching series, “The Messiah’s Mission,” to focus on what it means to be a unified church in divided days. The central text for the sermon will be Ephesians 4:1-6. We will return to the regular preaching series next weekend.

This is also a communion Sunday, so prepare your elements to celebrate with us online.

We also continue in-person services at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM this weekend at the Eastbrook Campus, and you no longer need to RSVP ahead of time. Find out more info here.

Each Sunday at 8, 9:30, and 11 AM, you can participate with our weekly worship service at home with your small group, family, or friends. This service will then be available during the week until the next Sunday’s service starts. You can also access the service directly via Vimeo, the Eastbrook app, or Facebook.

If you are not signed up for our church emailing list, please sign up here. Also, please remember that during this time financial support for the church is critical as we continue minister within our congregation and reach out to our neighborhood, city, and the world at this challenging time. Please give online or send in your tithes and offerings to support the ministry of Eastbrook Church.

Grudges

I urge Euodia and Syntyche to iron out their differences and make up. God doesn’t want his children holding grudges. (Philippians 4:2, The Message)

“God doesn’t want his children holding grudges.” Yet it is so easy to hold a grudge. Wrongs done, even among those or between those in the Body of Christ, easily submerge to become awful, dividing barriers.

As God’s people, however, we are called to something more – much more. The same God who broke down the dividing wall between Jews and Gentiles in Christ, stands in our midst. He longs for us to be unified; to have and keep our differences “ironed out.”

It is in Jesus Christ that such a reality occurs. “Christ brought us together through his death on the Cross. The Cross got us to embrace, and that was the end of the hostility” (Ephesians 2). Before the Cross, so the saying goes, we all stand on level ground. We are equally in need of mercy, and we all equally find it. Right there at the Cross of Jesus Christ the wrath of God truly was satisfied. There – and there alone – we are brought together as one.

So, “iron out [your] differences and make up.” That’s the life God desires for us. That’s how His people deal with grudges.