Everyone is Welcome
Being made to feel welcome is wonderful. Whether it is in a friend’s house, or in a restaurant, it is always a nice feeling to be welcomed. Jesus was welcoming to all, from sinners to tax collectors, from the dirty to the broken. Terry takes us through Jesus’ dinner at Simon’s house. All people were welcome to Jesus and we are called to be welcoming as well. It was Jesus’ mission and it is ours. Everyone is welcome in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Terry proclaims the one Gospel through the history, research, rememberings and faith expressed in the text of the Gospel According to Luke. Jesus himself is the good news expressed by Luke. Beginning with the birth narratives unique to Luke's presentation, the good news of the Kingdom explodes into faithful view as each account, teaching, parable and event lived out and offered by Jesus, the Messiah-King, is examined the way Luke seemingly examined Jesus in his own work. Here we find a Jesus to love, a Jesus to follow, and ultimately a Jesus to worship.