Imagine if your life—past, present, & future—was defined by the worst mistake you’ve ever made. Imagine if, whenever someone mentioned your name, they brought up your lowest moment. No matter what you do, you can never escape a single choice or decision. This is essentially the definition of “cancel culture.” This practice of writing off—or cancelling—a person based on one offensive or questionable action has gained popularity in recent years, particularly in the media. In short, cancel culture eliminates any opportunity for people to redeem themselves by using their most sever blunders to measure their worth and potential. This thinking would require someone to do the impossible—live a perfect life—to have the chance for a meaningful and worthy life.
Now imagine the exact opposite. Imagine still having the ability to lead a worthwhile and impactful life, despite your greatest mistakes. This is exactly how God operates when it comes to using people for His glory. God’s default settings are forgiveness and redemption, regardless of your past. Throughout the Bible there are countless examples of people with skeletons in their closets ranging from lying and adultery to murder whose futures were not cancelled because of their pasts. Our new series “Redemption Culture” will focus on these stories. We will look at how God is able to redeem seemingly hopeless and worthless people to be some of His greatest disciples.
In a cultural climate where one wrong thing said or done can essentially destroy your life, our God still offers second chances. Join us as we examine how God uses imperfect people to advance the gospel through “Redemption Culture.”