In the conversation for this Sunday, March 20, 2016, Pastors Stuart Nice & Kim Nowlin bring an encouragement to stretch out beyond our comfort zone and make connections with people we don't know, especially during our worship gatherings.
The passage for this morning's conversation is Hebrews 13:1-2.
Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
Hebrews 13:1-2, NIV
Sacred Reading, 00:00–17:25; Conversation, 17:25-47:05
A note about the recording of the Sacred Reading:
The reader will pause between each of the four readings. The pauses have been left in the recording so that the listener can experience the rhythm of the gathering and even participate in the reading.
Sacred Reading Text
Rejoice with all your heart, people of Zion!
Shout in triumph, people of Jerusalem!
Look! Your King is coming to you:
He is righteous and victorious.
He is humble and rides on a donkey,
on a colt, a young pack animal.
He will make sure there are no chariots in Ephraim
or war horses in Jerusalem.
There will be no battle bows.
He will announce peace to the nations.
He will rule from sea to sea
and from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.
I will set your captives free from the waterless pit
because of the blood that sealed my promise to you.
Return to your fortress, you captives who have hope.
Today I tell you that I will return to you double blessings.
Zechariah 9:9-12, God's Word Translation