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Sermon 5/5/19

Proverbs 1:20-23

Wisdom cries out in the street;    in the squares she raises her voice.

At the busiest corner she cries out;    at the entrance of the city gates  she speaks:

"How long, O simple ones,        will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing     and fools hate knowledge?

Give heed to my reproof;    I will pour out my thoughts to you; I will make my words known to you.

Reading this Scripture from Proverbs today reminds us to continually seek wisdom. It means that we seek further knowledge - even if we don’t agree with or believe all that we find, we expand our wisdom in seeking that knowledge.

It is one of the reasons that we honor Pluralism Sunday every year at LCCC. Even when we don’t completely agree with another faith tradition, it adds to our knowledge and our wisdom in learning more about our neighbor’s religious practices.

Of course, there’s always the chance that we do agree with and gain different spiritual practices! For instance, I know many here claim Christianity and also employ some Buddhist practices.

This year, we welcome Michelle Born-Grissom from the Agape Hampton Roads Spiritual Center.

1. How did you find your way to Agape Spiritual Center?

2. The core principles/practices are copied in the bulletin – would you expand on what Affirmative Prayer is?

3. How does Agape Spirituality view Jesus? Is there a goal of salvation?

4. Practically speaking, what does Sunday morning service look like for you?

5. Anything else you would like the congregation to know about your faith tradition?

We encourage you to look at Agape International Spiritual Center website for further information. Also, you can see our Sunday conversation with Michelle on our Facebook page.

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