Welcome to Matthew's House.
We want to be a church that feels like Matthew’s house the day after he encountered the welcome of Jesus.
After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Matthew (Levi), sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” And leaving everything, he rose and followed him.
And Matthew made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. And the Pharisees and their scribes grumbled at his disciples, saying, “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” And Jesus answered them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
What would you notice if you were invited to Matthew’s house?
1/ Changed lives.
Because Jesus changes lives.
2/ Gospel hospitality.
Because God's grace frees us to make room for others in simple, intuitive, and authentic ways. Matthew's first impulse as a new Jesus follower is to make a meal and invite his friends.
3/ Fellowship with Jesus.
Because He is the guest of honor. He is the reason we gather.