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The Power of Invitation

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Date: June 17, 2018

Speaker: Mike Juday

Series: Love Your Neighbor

Scripture: Luke 14:12–14:24

I. The God of Invitation

  • God offers of great banquet
  • God's invitation demands a response
  • The feast of acceptance


II. The Power of Invitation

  • Invitation shows inherent value

    “The value of human life, to God, is inherent (who we are - image bearers), not instrumental (what we are able to do and accomplish). We are worthy because of our ontology - our origins - in God’s image.” - Rosaria Butterfield, The Gospel Comes with a House Key

  • Invation makes strangers into neighbors
  • Invitation makes neighbors into family


III. The Practice of Invitation

  • Entertainment vs. Hospitality
  • Castle vs. Hospital
  • Guest List vs. Open Door
  • Busy vs. Open