All Are Welcome

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“The kingdom of God is not a matter of getting individuals to heaven, but of transforming the life on earth into the harmony of heaven.” – Walter Rauschenbusch

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

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Luke 14:21-22

Then the master of the house in a rage commanded his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame.’ The servant reported, ‘Sir, your orders have been carried out and still there is room.’

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Jesus told a story to those at table with him about the master of a house who wanted to share a free banquet with many, but all the ones his servants were sent to invite had excuses not to come.

One had purchased a field and another some oxen.

Both said they needed to evaluate their purchases.

Another’s excuse was that he had just gotten married.

Jesus often equated the kingdom of God to a lavish banquet.

How often we put business and other personal pleasures before the free banquet God is inviting us to share with others!

What are we making a higher priority than joining all people, including the crippled, the blind and the lame, at the banquet table of God?

The invitation is being extended now.

The only conditions are: No one is excluded; and the time to accept is now.

As God’s servants, we are being sent to all the people on the fringes of society to let them know that they are included!

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

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my new book “Listen to Your Heart: A Daily Devotional of Calling, Purpose and New Life” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns: A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

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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