Saturday, September 19, 2009
"Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." Romans 15:7
The word translated "welcome" means "take to oneself." It's the opposite of aloofness. Christ didn't stay at a cool distance. He didn't bring us in, but keep holding his nose. He welcomed us, and wholeheartedly, because then the glory of God's grace would be clearly displayed.
Okay, now we know how to walk into church tomorrow morning.