The church is one of those rare organizations that exists primarily for the benefit of its non-members! Hospitality is one practical way that we demonstrate toward others the same type of other-oriented, self-sacrificial generosity and agape-love that God has shown to us. We seek to be a community that radically welcomes everyone, even those who could be perceived as enemies. In the Kingdom of God, there is no “them.”
Hospitality is the intentional inclusion of the stranger and “others” in our jobs, churches, neighborhoods, cities, and beyond. What exactly does this look like and why don’t we do this? In the second message in our “There Is No Them” series, Greg unpacks two Scripture passages that help to identify Jesus in the face of the strangers around us, and gives us practical tips on how to better represent Christ’s Kingdom in our world.
Today Greg opens our two-part series called "There is no Them" with a message about the amazing consistency and unmistakable clarity we find in both the Old and New Testaments about our calling to welcome and embrace strangers into our lives and communities.
"We just started attending last summer and we love it! This past weekend the music was so beautiful, I felt the Holy Spirit there and wept the entire time. And then the message on relationships spoke right to my own struggles. God is here."