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Hospitality Sermon Series

April 7 thru 28, 2024

We have been using the word hospitality around the church frequently, but what does that mean? Hospitality is more than being nice to someone on any given Sunday. Hospitality is a way of life and it is for all of us to be a part of! How can we embrace the spirit of hospitality every day, all of the time? Over the next 4 weeks, we will explore what it means to live a life of hospitality.

April 14- Communion
Scripture: Matthew 25:31-40, Acts 13:44-49

Sermon: A Place for Outsiders

Typically, we are people who like to be included. It does not feel good when we are intentionally excluded from a group or an event. The same is true when it comes to our faith. The church is to be a place for outsiders; a place where all people are welcomed and included. This is not always the easiest task because we tend to pick and choose the people we want to spend time with. But following Jesus and seeking to model our lives after his means that we should be intentionally including those who are intentionally excluded by others. How can our church and our homes become a place for outsiders?

Emmanuel United Methodist Church

Heavenly Father:

We lift up our prayers this day and ask for continued blessings and Your help in dealing with problems we may have.  Please bless and take care of the sick and troubled and support those who are dealing with the loss of loved ones.  Support those who are dealing with serious illnesses and might be in a hospital. Keep the children safe as they go to school and when they play. Guide their parents as they provide for all needs.  Thank you for the men and women who serve in churches in Your name. Open hearts of unbelievers so they can be blessed with a joy that can only come from You. Thank you for our country and guide its leaders.  Support those countries that are dealing with disasters. We pray in the name of Jesus.  Amen.