Dear FPC:
Last Sunday we saw God’s expansive welcome—sending us out into the streets, the alleys, the highways and the hedges to invite all kinds of people to his banquet. Do you think of being with God as a party? The Bible often describes it as a great party—a banquet or a wedding feast. Our future is not an unending pew sitting, it is a rich, sumptuous celebration! I hope that none of us miss out!
This Sunday we are talking about how far God will go to bring each one of us home. I think you might be surprised! One of the big questions our society is facing today is who is included in the “us.” We are wired to look for differences and to treat people who are different from ourselves as “the other.” As not part of “us.” My question for you is where do you think Jesus would draw the line between us and them? Who is our neighbor that we are called to love?
Do those questions make you uncomfortable? I have to admit that they often unsettle me. Let’s walk together as we let Jesus disrupt us!
Grace and peace to you this week!

Pastor Steve

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