Glenn delivered a powerful message to congregants at The Crossing Church in Tampa, Florida on Sunday. He began by acknowledging the doctrinal components of his faith might differ from that of the congregants, but rather than bickering about petty differences, he encouraged people of faith to stand together on what unites us, namely the value of life.
Glenn said God has blessed us with the opportunity to live at this time, despite and even because of the difficulties and challenges we have to face.
"Because right now you have the opportunity that without great strife, you could never be the person that you were destined to be," Glenn said.
He implored the congregation to stand together for all that are fleeing from evil, like the hundreds of thousands of their fellow Christians facing death in Iraq and Syria. The Nazarene Fund, which Glenn started to help evacuate those refugees, has raised $6 million in just two weeks.
"We’re having to bring those people out and send them to different countries because the Statue of Liberty means nothing anymore," Glenn said. "Tell me about the tired, the poor, the huddled masses. Tell me about the tempest-tossed if it’s not those Christians now. And we’ve closed our doors."
Perhaps just as impactful was the introduction by The Crossing Church's Pastor Greg Dumas, who said it's time to wake people up and get them to understand "we must stand for all those who evil is trying to kill and exterminate."
Watch the full speech below.
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