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You Before Me

Sep 09 2018 • Greg Boyd, Osheta Moore, Shawna Boren

“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it” (Hebrews 13:1-2). The Bible tells us that hospitality is a natural outflow of the agape-love command of Jesus. God went to the furthest extreme possible to welcome us as former foreigners into his household. And then he tells us, “Go and do likewise.” Far from just being about putting on a nice event, Kingdom hospitality is a way of life and a condition of the heart. During You Before Me, we’ll explore Kingdom hospitality and ways that we can be a welcoming presence in an often lonely and isolated world.

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Sermons in this series:


Lessons in Hospitality

• Greg Boyd

Hospitality has a unique meaning and application in the Kingdom of God. In this message, Greg continues our Kingdom hospitality series exploring Peter’s revelation in Acts 10 of who’s in and who’s out of the Kingdom. Through Christ, God has offered a giant bear hug to humanity with an invitation that all are welcome to enter. As followers of Jesus, this should be our primary mode of operation when it comes to interacting with strangers. We present what we have in an authentic way, we ask what would be helpful to those in need, and we always see hospitality in a reciprocal manner.

Topics: Community, Disciplines, Generosity


Be Thou My Vision

• Greg Boyd

In this week’s sermon, Greg examines 2 Corinthians 5 to uncover a paradigm shifting truth that from God’s perspective, all people are in Christ, and explores how this truth shows us that hospitality is at the heart of God’s character.

Topics: Heaven, Hell, Hospitality, Salvation


Make Your Home in Me

• Shawna Boren

In this second installment of our hospitality centered sermon series You Before Me, Shawna explores how welcoming the Other is not just a mindset, but also a condition of the heart. This continual welcoming and intentional making space for the Other in our lives can only happen when we have a surrendered heart that has first made space for God to dwell in us.

Topics: Disciplines, Generosity, Relationships


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