All Are Welcome

Grace has no rules or prerequisites.

(Listen to my song “All Are Welcome” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 8:10-11

When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith. I say to you, many will come from the east and the west, and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the banquet in the Kingdom of heaven.”

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A centurion, a military officer of the Roman army, had just asked Jesus to heal one of his servants who was “suffering dreadfully.”

When Jesus agreed to come with him…the centurion said there was no need for him to come.

He said, “Only say the word and my servant will be healed.”

That’s when Jesus spoke the scripture verses above.

This centurion, a member of the government oppressing the Jews and not a believer in the God of Israel, had faith in this miracle worker he must have heard about.

Jesus then indicated that the centurion would be welcome at the banquet table that he frequently equates with the “Kingdom of heaven.”

This seems to indicate that we need to be far, far, far more welcoming and broad in being Christ to all people…and seeing Christ in all people.

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Listen to the song of the day “All Are Welcome” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

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Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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