"inclusion" Tagged Sermons

Inclusive Grace – Luke 4:21-40

Inclusive Grace – Luke 4:21-40 Prophets often get into trouble when they preach God’s grace to those who are closest to them. Not so much when they preach that God’s grace is on them, but when they suggest that God’s grace includes people that are not part of the family, tribe or nation. That is what Jesus does in his home synagogue. He talks about the prophets Elijah and Elisha through whom God’s grace is bestowed on a Sidonian widow…

Breaking news: Jesus discards “Israelites only” policy.

Breaking news: Jesus discards “Israelites only” policy. After rejecting the plea of the Canaanite Woman, Jesus says: I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel. If the gospel would end right here at this point, you and I would not be Christians. – Because Jesus would not have allowed it. Because you and I, we do not have the pure, unsoiled Israelite bloodline. And neither have millions of other followers of Christ in this country and all over…