Race for Riches
God is tolerant, but His feelings run deep.
Explorations: Tolerance #2
Introduction: One dictionary definition of "tolerate" is: to recognize and accept other's beliefs and practices without necessarily agreeing.
Groups: Try to list FIVE beliefs or practices of others here in America that you see/hear about and do not agree with--but you tolerate them. (Examples include abortions, gay rights, churches that are not Christian--Islam, Buddhist, Hindu, alcohol sold in grocery stores and restaurants, stores that are open on Saturday and not on Sunday, etc.)
Discussion: Jesus quoted from Hosea 6:6. Read this verse and see what it is that God REALLY wants.
Summary: As we see things in our own country that are acceptable by law, we must tolerate them. But we can still be pained by them because we know that they won't bring the happiness that people are seeking.