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