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Robert Gardenhire, Minister

Questions from Sunday, January 17, 2021 A.M.

Sermon: “Reimagining Civility” Isaiah 11:6-9

1. The prophetic scripture, Isaiah 11:6-9, depicts a setting:

  •      Of uncommon civility because of the natural inclination of mankind

  •      Of unnatural civility because being led by Jesus Christ, the offspring of Jesse and David

  •      Symbolic of civility which we should not aspire to achieve

2. We are most likely to be led to civility when, according to Proverbs 29:2:

  • The righteous are in greater numbers than the unrighteous

  • The righteous are have political influence

  • The righteous are in authority  


3. The power of a gentle answer is that it has the strength to:

  • Turn away wrath

  • Destroy others who are gentle

  • Turn away from loud answers


4. According to Micah 6:8, we can bend the moral arc toward justice by:

  • Doing benevolent work, loving dialog and walking with others in their shoes

  • Doing justly, loving quietness and walking with determination

  • Doing justly, loving mercy and walking humbly with our God

  • Doing good to others, loving peace and walking in the path of righteousness


5. Matthew 22:39 teaches that we are to:

  • Love others as we love money

  • Love others as we love ourselves

  • Love others as we love the Lord


Answers will be provide in an upcoming “Closer Look.” Please read the scripture to confirm answers. Please contact the church office by phone (615-329-0950) or by email ( to request prayer, personal bible studies or other information. Our email prayer line is




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