For us church people, the world of Church makes sense. But for our first time guests, this is a whole new world and they need to be introduced to the life of the church little by little just as Adam and Even were in the text below. God has created the whole universe and the first thing God does is help Adam and Eve understand what their role is in creation. God knew that while He understood the vastness of this world, Adam and Eve needed to be introduced to this world little by little. I believe that the same has to be true for the church today and in doing so, we allow people to begin their journey with Jesus at a tempo that is welcoming to them rather than a tempo that makes them feel like they are behind.
In this sermon, we will be looking at what that starting point looks like for us in the church and the feedback we got from our secret shoppers report. The hope is that by the end of the sermon, you will have some tools for welcoming guests into the life of the church.
28 God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.” 29 God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
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Go Find (part 1): Church on the GO
Go Find (part 2): Those Who Seek
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