Douglass Blvd Christian Church

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Sermon Podcast: Even You're Welcome Here (Matthew 10:40-42)

When Jesus talks about welcome, about hospitality, he’s not concerned with drawing boundary lines to indicate just who’s eligible to receive it, he blows open the doors and invites everyone in. Trouble causing prophets, the subversive faithful followers, the little one ones—that is, the one’s usually on the outside of polite society with their noses pressed up against the glass wishing someone would ask them to come in—Jesus says, “Let ‘em all in. Don’t cross-reference the guest list; don’t check I.D.s at the door, don’t ask for the password and the secret handshake. Look them in the eyes, embrace them, and say, ‘You’re welcome here.’