We often get wrong how we treat people outside the church. We’re quick to point out where people are breaking the “rules”, where we should be approaching the situation with an ear to listen and a heart to love.
We look at Hagar from Genesis 16, the prostitute in Luke 7 and the woman who was bleeding for 12 years in Luke 8 and see how God ministers to these women who have been rejected by everyone else.
God, in this order, is:
- With us
- For us
- Then he directs us