Being Neighbor--Part Eight: From Uncommon to Common Communities

Scripture References:

Ephesians 2:11-14

Luke 19:1-10

Worship Bulletin 05/22/16

Sermon Notes:

“From Uncommon to Common Communities”

Part 8 of

“Being Neighbor” Series

Luke 19:1-10

May 22, 2016


Roots of Christian Hospitality:

·        We recognize that Christ is present in the other.

·        Hospitality is seen as a way of life.

·        Worship is inviting and inspiring.

·        Shared meals are foundational.

·        Churches grow larger through smaller groups.


Fruits of Christian Hospitality:

·        People are reconciled to God and one another.

·        Churches exist for others.

·        Christians’ perceptions of others change.

·        Others’ perceptions of the Church and Christians change.


Next Steps:

1.   Like Zacchaeus, we can choose to change our NARRATIVE.

2.   Live in such a way that others will ask, “WHY?”

3.   Seek RELATIONSHIPS where this can happen.