Fix Us Both

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“Because every one of us is suffering from brokenness in our foundational relationships, all of us need ‘poverty alleviation,’ just in different ways. Our relationship to the materially poor should be one in which we recognize that both of us are broken and that both of us need the blessing of reconciliation. Our perspective should be less about how we are going to fix the materially poor and more about how we can walk together, asking God to fix us both.” (When Helping Hurts; pg. 79)

Invite…As Many As You Find

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DSCN0196“So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.” – Matthew 22:9 

“Invite…as many as you find. There should be no discriminations made. Send for men, women, young, old, everyone together. That’s how we are all called. So, “call everyone without discrimination, anyone you find!” That means, come, believe in Christ, let your self be baptized, hear the Gospel, love each other, that’s the invitation. Here you will find something to eat, that is – the forgiveness of sins, eternal life, victory over death and hell. This is how we call everybody. No one can say they haven’t been called. The servants go out and extend the invitation in every place and to all people.”

“Sermon on Matthew 22:1-14”, 1533