Part of human nature is the desire to be accepted, whether that is by our family, friends, colleagues, even by society at large. But what do we put ourselves through to try and attain that acceptance? Chris reminds us that whether we are accepted or rejected by the world doesn’t matter, it’s whether we are accepted by God that really matters. And how can we model God’s acceptance by accepting others despite who or what they may be?

Susan leads the rest of the service as we think about laying our burdens before Jesus, and Pete and Nick lead our sung worship.