“…for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” - Acts 4:20
Many current churches have been extremely expressive in their moral beliefs on issues such as social, political, and environmental justice. Perhaps it is because these churches see and hear current news and trends through media and conversations. However, the early church, could not express anything else but Jesus - nothing but Christ crucified. Perhaps it is because the early church saw and heard Jesus.
I believe that the Sycomore church must turn our focus from the constant seeing and hearing of current fads and hot topics (that often contains a very critical tone), to seeing and hearing Jesus. This can only happen through reading God’s Word and prayer. Perhaps then, the Sycomore, as the early church, “cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard” - which is Jesus!