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Invite the Poor

Zechariah 10-12; Pslam 126; Luke 14

“…when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” Luke 4:13

We all have our favorite party guests. There are good conversationalists, attractive, maybe even wealthy or powerful. They are easy to host. They complement you and even invite you to their parties. Jesus’ call to invite the last, the least, and the lost, is costly. There is no easy way to do that. That party will cost you. Our focus will be on meeting the needs and communicating love to those who are outside of our normal scope of reference. Jesus promises an eternal reward for those who throw those kinds of parties. Most of us couldn’t host a party like that today because we don’t know any people in that position.

“Jesus, change my perspective to value the people you value, and love them as you would. I desire to throw your kind of parties.”

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Phil and Carol Bergen
“This is a busy month, with planning meetings in the capital and a literacy workshop in Bamako. We also ask prayer for a Sunday school activity we’re creating, called Messenger Work, using traditional African communication methods to share scripture, build disciples and break out of the classroom with Christianity.”

He turned the desert into pools of water and the parched ground into flowing springs. - Psalm 107:35

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