Let Us Be Radical Welcomers

Radical Welcomers

Everybody loves a good song don’t they, there are just some songs that make you feel right at home when you hear them. Today I want to look at being a radical “welcomer”, for you individually and us corporately we must be singing the beautiful song of the Gospel in harmony through the actions and words of our daily lives so that the world around us feels welcome.
Romans 15: v.1-2We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.

1)We must love our neighbors.

We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up.  So, you want to be a Christian, so you say you are a Christian, a Jesus follower, you want to be like Jesus. Then we must love our Neighbors. We who are strong, that is not to mean those of us who have everything together, nor is it to mean those of us who are self-sufficient and can take care of ourselves, not that those are bad things in an of themselves, but we who are strong is to mean those of us who have placed our faith in Christ. Remember Romans 12, we are strong in our zeal for the Lord, in serving our King, not in winning our own petty little battles.  God will repay, leave it to the wrath of God. Our duty, our obligation is to LOVE our neighbors, to lift them up.

I truly believe this begins by becoming radical welcomers. What does this mean? A radical welcomer? Not just individually but corporately as the church. We must be radical WELCOMERS

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God is at work

by David R. KellyGodatWork

Let us not forget that God is at work. Often we try to compare our knowledge with God’s knowledge, this is really insane. And then sometimes we think we are trusting in God and we are really just trusting in our reasoning. Remember Matthew 14, the beheading of John the Baptist at King Herod’s command because of a request from his daughter at her birthday party all prompted by her mom, Jesus heard the news, John was dead, he got in a boat and left, he went a performed a miracle, the feeding of the five thousand, where they gave bread, to the one we call the Living Water, who in turn gave them more than they had invested. Here we see a small gesture of faith in God returned in overwhelming fashion; Jesus after this put the disciples in a boat and retreated to the mountains to pray. But as Jesus saw the disciples boat being tossed by the waves in the middle of the night, He went out on the water to them, at first thinking He was a ghost they were afraid but, Jesus said be not afraid,do not worry, trust me, know me, and Peter said Lord if it is really you let me walk out on water, thinking this was an act of faith, Peter was trusting in the miracle not having faith in the one able to do miraculous things. Once Peter realized he was on the water he panicked, he doubted, he was unsure if it was possible and he started to sink, He cried out “Lord Save Me.”

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