Stewardship Moment from Pastor William
Stewardship in the Gospel
In this parable about a king inviting people to a wedding banquet only to be rejected, Jesus says the king ends up telling his slaves to go invite anyone they can find; both the good and the bad. Jesus is like the king; he just wants people to show up; he’ll take care of the banquet and provide what is needed.
Stewardship in our community
Jesus’ kingdom banquet is for everyone who will show up; good or bad. There is no prequalification. There is no-one rejected. There is no need to know the secret entry code. Just show up! God’s abundant nature will provide all that is needed. Just show up! God’s hospitality will astound.
Stewardship in practice
Some people are reluctant to accept invitations to church because they are unsure of what to expect, or they just don’t think church offers anything they need. Maybe, they even think the only reason we invite them is because we want something from them. What if we invited them because we just can’t hold back giving something to them? What if we just shower them with love, acceptance, inclusion, and sensitivity to their needs?