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Who is Welcome at Lake Robinson Baptist?

Matthew 22:1-14 1And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, 2The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, 3And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. 4Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. 5But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: 6And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. 7But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. 9Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. 10So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. 11And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: 12And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 13Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14For many are called, but few are chosen.

Having been rejected by the religious rulers, Jesus demonstrates how the gospel would be shared with "all" people. So, who is welcome at Lake Robinson Baptist?

  • "Religious" and "Lost" are welcome. Religious people believe in living a moral life. They may pray and occasionally go to church. Lost people are hanging around the highways and hedges and do not seem to have any spiritual direction in their lives. Both "religious lost" and "regular lost" need the wedding garment to attend the marriage supper. They both need the righteousness of Christ.
  • Rich and Poor are welcome. The ones who were originally bidden to the wedding supper were probably those with financial resources. The ones at the highways are probably the poor. Both rich and poor need to repent of their sins and believe the gospel. The gospel is the great equalizer as no one is so wealthy that they do not need it and no one is so poor that they cannot obtain it.
  • "Good and Bad" are welcome. Jesus said that He did not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance. There are what considered "good" sinners and those who are considered to be "bad" sinners. You may be living in sin and yet are keeping your head above the proverbial water. You seem to be handling your sin - the "good" sinner. You may be the "bad" sinner. Sin has overwhelmed you and has cost you much, such as your family, your job, your health, or even your freedom. The gospel is what the good and bad sinner needs and both are welcome.
  • Nationals and foreigners are welcome. In Matthew 20:19 Jesus commands believers to go to all nations. People born in the USA are loved by God and have a precious soul. People born outside of the USA are loved by God and have a precious soul.
  • Red and Yellow, Black and White are welcome. Re 5:9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; ​Revelation tells us that people from all families, all languages, all peoples, and all nations will be represented in heaven. Every person with every color and pigment of skin need Jesus and are welcome.

If you are reading this then you are welcome!

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