June 12, 2011 – Who Belongs?

Have you ever invited someone to church and their response was ‘the day I walk into church is the day lightning bolts will strike me?’ Many people carry lots of condemnation or they don’t feel like they belong in a church.

How could Jesus lead a movement nobody felt invited into? How could he get close to anyone if everyone thought they were too sinful? So, how would Jesus deal with this problem? How do we deal with this problem?

Jesus made a shocking annoucment which stunned the first people who heard it. I think it will stun as this Sunday as well as we rehear the words of Jesus from a fresh perspective.

The text is Matthew 5:3-11.  Looking forward to seeing you!

 

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