Eating with Enemies
In a world that seems to be increasingly divided, Christians are called to be a unifying presence. But, as we live in this tense culture filled with so many passionate opinions, how do we keep from adding to the division and noise?
Eating with Enemies is a sermon and small group series designed to equip you with skills to pursue unity in a divided world.
How to Disagree Without Being a Jerk: 3 Thoughts on Disagreeing With The People We Care About
Repairing Hurt Relationships: Developing the Skills of Reconciliation
Finding the Right Hills to Die On: How to Know When it Should Really Matter
Racial Reconciliation in the Church with Special Guest: Charles Clemmons
We encourage you to utilize these resources for our "Eating with Enemies" series. The content is designed to help you grow in community and individually, and also to share with others who might benefit from them.
SMALL GROUP DISCUSSION GUIDES
Discussion Guides for small groups are updated by Friday each week and coincide with the sermon for that week.
Listen to some of the worship songs that we sing on Sundays from our Spotify playlist. It's a great way to engage in worship while you drive, do chores, or exercise, and it's also a way to fill your home with truth and peace and joy.
If you don't have a Spotify account,
The following are some great supplemental resources for our "Eating with Enemies" series:
Jesus Outside the Lines - A Way Forward for Those Who are Tired of Taking Sides
by Scott Sauls
by Francis Chan
Undivided - A Biblical Response to What Divides U.S.
by Charles Clemons
A Gentle Answer - Our "Secret Weapon" in an Age of Us Against Them
by Scott Sauls
Finding the Right Hills to Die On - The Case for Theological Triage
by Gavin Ortlund
The Righteous Mind - Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
by Jonathan Haidt
A "Let's Talk" podcast from The Gospel Coalition about why and how we should be friends with people not just like us.
A "Let's Talk" podcast from the Gospel Coalition that discusses sins of speech and how to rein in the tongue online and in person.
An article from The Gospel Coalition by Quina Aragon
An article from The Gospel Coalition by Matt Smethurst
An article by John Piper
An article from the Gospel Coalition by Ruthanne Jenkins
An article from Desiring God by Jon Bloom
Video Resources from RightNow Media
RightNow Media is a digital library you have free access to through Ventura Missionary. We encourage you to not only use this library for your own discipleship, but to also share content with anyone in your life who is looking for hope, truth, and help in topics such as marriage, parenting, and other common life situations. Do a search on our weekly topics and find some great supplemental material. There is also great content for kids!
*PLEASE NOTE: Ventura Missionary Church, and our leadership (including Pastor Doug) does not endorse every idea or theological perspective in these resources; however, we have found them to be helpful resources in developing a well-rounded understanding about our teaching series.