September 2019

3 Ways to Extend Your Table to Your Neighbors

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me” (Revelation 23:20 NIV).

We needed an extendable table, because our house has an open floor plan. One room reaches from the front door to the back of the kitchen. A huge table would be an obstacle to us. It would impede our walking path. However, not having a big table was not an option.

Wait! Before You Send That Invitation . . .

“Again Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you’” (John 20:21 NIV).

“I am sending you.” Doesn’t that seem daunting? These words to the disciples in John 20:21 may have been both exciting and a bit confusing at the same time.

To See or Not to See: Who Are You in the Story of the Good Samaritan?

“In reply Jesus said: ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead’” (Luke 10:30 NIV).

Can you see yourself as one of the characters in the story of the Good Samaritan? The character you identify with may vary based on your mood and your day’s agenda. Surely all of the characters in the biblical story do really see the neighbor in need, but the choice to see or not to see tells a lot about their motivations. 

Two Invitations You Shouldn’t Refuse

“The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life” – Revelation 22:17 NIV.

What’s the most incredible invitation you’ve ever received?