On October 7, a terrorist group in the Gaza Strip moved into Israel and killed hundreds of civilians and soldiers, and kidnapped 200+ more. Israel almost immediately declared war on Hamas. But that has stirred movements from Turkey, Russia, Iran, Syria and more. This sermon is meant to give us a lens through which to view this war and why it matters that we pay attention to it.
"What is wrong with people?" That is a question all of us have to answer, because every day we see or hear news of war, violence, abuse, racism, hatred, and feel the effects of anger, envy, pride, lust, etc. The Bible doesn't run from this topic, it hits it head on.