April 16, 2018 Monday Message:
“We just cannot sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land.” Psalms 137:4
In Psalm 137, known as, “By the Rivers of Babylon,” God’s chosen people were captured by the Babylonians c.600 BC. They miss their home in Jerusalem, and pray for the destruction of Babylon. In fact, in 516 BC, Persia (now Iran) destroyed Babylon.
But Jesus teaches us to handle conflict differently. We are to turn the other cheek and pray for our enemies.
As we share the Good News with ALL nations, we understand the need to coexist with everyone, including our enemies.
“Vengeance is mine – I will repay,” says the Lord. So don’t you worry about getting even; leave that to God. You and I just need to worry about telling everyone the Good News about Jesus!
Turns out we CAN sing our song in a foreign land! Just don’t worship there!
Jesus in the City Fellowship meets next Sunday, Apr. 22, 2018, 3249 30th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55406, 10:30 AM. It’s New Hope Tour day and Commissioning Sunday with guests from IMF.