In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells a story about a wedding where everyone and anyone is invited to come celebrate. “The servants went out,” Jesus said, “into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests” (Matthew 22). Everyone was invited – just as they were, whatever their story and whatever their situation.
Here at Otterbein, we are also filled with diverse people who are united by Jesus Christ. He’s the reason we come and he’s the reason we celebrate. We believe that Jesus is the Good News of God for the world!
Because He invited us to be part of his world-changing mission, we too are challenged to invite others. Imagine a church that is so on fire with the Good News of God that every year it doubles in size because “each one brings one.” That’s what we believe God is asking us to do: invite others to grow in their relationships with God. We aren’t the saviors, but we know the One who is: Jesus!
Every Sunday we gather to celebrate the New Life Jesus offers and then we are sent out into our daily lives to share His Life with others. We’d like to invite you to be part of what God is doing here too. Hope to see you at 10:30am Sunday morning!