From the Archives…
While Pastor Jeff is on sabbatical, we will open the vault and take a look back into his past sermons, personal musings, leadership postings and Warrior Poet devotionals.
As we finish our series on Community and look forward to the invites being made to those in our work place, schools, neighborhoods…our communities… to attend Kite Day this Sunday, March 22nd, Pastor Jeff’s sermon on “Invite Uncomfortably” speaks boldly about being hospitable and without grumblings in our call to be in community.
Above All : Invite Uncomfortably
February 12, 2011
1 Peter 4:9: “Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.”
The Mystery of Hospitality
- What if the act of hospitality is a spiritual principle and not a cultural practicality?
- What if the spiritual receiving is just as vital as commission obedience?
- Are you open to the mystery of hospitality? If not, what would it take for you to step up?
Strength in the Adversity of Hospitality
- What if the adversity of Christian hospitality actually brings glory to God?
- Jesus stands at the door of your heart and knocks. Are you answering the door?
- We need to be hospitable for what it does for us as much as what it does for others.
Convenience kills community…We need to invite discomfort for our benefit.
Last night we had dinner with a friend we had lost touch with about six years ago. We reminisced and re-connected and she marveled at how our kids had changed—we picked up right where we left off. As the night went on we spoke of spiritual things and she revealed a need to draw closer to the Lord, she had experienced a drifting from Him. The reality is that we need Jesus but we also need each other! He created us that way and it’s good not to be alone.