Back in 1967, Aretha Franklin came out with one of the greatest hits of all-time. The song, RESPECT, had been written by Otis Redding back in 1965 but did not become a hit until Aretha sang it in her own style. The song had a 'relational' message in the beginning. But over time in the 60's and beyond, the song took on a different message within a society that was showing more disrespect than respect to others.
So let's fast forward 50 years. Today, there is disrespect being shown in the midst of our differences...socially, politically, and in regard to our faith. If we go back to scripture, God has been teaching about 'respect' since the beginning of time. And since the beginning of time, we have been challenged to get it right.
This Sunday, as we continue in the series Words That Challenge Our Faith, we will look at our call to be respectful to one another in the message R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means to God. We will begin with 1 Peter 2:13-17 and then dive in even deeper.
Join us this Sunday and we may answer the call to be respectful to one another.
See you Sunday.