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Sun, Jan 20, 2019: Hospitality and Friendship

  • Good Shepherd Mission Church (OPC) 1250 Crabb River Road Richmond, TX, 77469 United States (map)


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Message this week

For our sermon, please read ahead in Luke 7:36-50.

Consider: In what ways do you want Christ’s presence to really standout in your home? As a servant? Provider? Teacher? Lord? One who forgives?

These and other features of Christ’s presence in close household ministry are found in this story.

Seeing hospitality and friendship is key. Jesus Christ comes to dine in the home of Simon, the Pharisee. To be sure, we see our Savior ministering as a prophet and as the Lord who forgives (only God can forgive sins!)

The two sinners in this story—the Pharisee, Simon, and the unnamed woman—both have needs. Even though Simon is to be the host at the table, Jesus steps in! Simon should have ministered welcome, care, and friendship; instead, our Lord shows His own way of hosting: the friendship of forgiving the woman, and drawing near to her for fellowship and showing care. Simon might be a host, but the true host is our Lord and Savior.

Sermon Notes

Sermon: Hospitality and Friendship

Scripture: Luke 7:36-50


From the Trinity Hymnal, Revised edition copyright 1990, Great Commission Publications, Inc.

  1. Favorites

    • #170: Fairest Lord Jesus

    • #116: For the Beauty of the Earth

  2. Worship Hymns

    • #97: We Praise You, O God, Our Redeemer, Creator

    • #252: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

    • #469: How I Sweet and Awesome Is the Place

Other Notations

  • We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the 3rd Sunday of the month, this service. Also, plan to bring a dish to share for our Fellowship Meal after worship.

  • Ladies Luncheon; Saturday, Feb 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; there will be special music & an encouraging devotional.; location: 3126 Richland Spring Ln Sugar Land, TX 77479; for more info contact: Peggy Sumpter 346-205-1801

  • Hear Recordings of past sermons at Good Shepherd OPC Mission Church HERE

Later Event: January 28
Week of Prayer