Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 28-JUN-2020 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Dr Greg Elsdon
Pentecost 4 – In the gospel passage, Jesus was remininding his followers of the importance of hospitality in their preaching missions. Trying to preach the good news in a place lacking hospitality would be fruitless; but when there is hospitality, something of God is shared with others to unleash the love of God which humans crave. We can provide an environment of hospitality by receiving welcome, and giving welcome as agents of God's hospitality. Hospitality creates free space where strangers can become friends instead of enemies, and it can create a place where change can occur. The church can also offer hospitality to God's provocative, discomforting messengers whose urgent causes disturb us on occasion – a few examples being Black Lives Matter, the plight of undocumented refugees, Aboriginal deaths in custody, and environmental issues.
Matthew 10: 40-42

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