What is our vision?
Connecting to God, Building People, Offering Hope.
If we don’t do part 1, then we can’t do parts 2 & 3.
People are more open to spiritual things during this time of year.
Many attend church that normally do not.
Family members invite other family members to come with them.
Whenever the time period is, when people walk in our doors who have not been here before, or in a while, do they find the same hospitality that Lydia gave to Paul?
Do we put ourselves out to make this person feel welcome?
The truth is when people come to visit, they want to feel special. Isn’t that what Jesus did for people? He made them feel that they weren’t outcasts. That he actually cared about them.
Make them feel special. That his attention was only on them?
Paul felt such a bond with the people at Philippi because they showed him hospitality that up to that point he had not experienced.