What is more important than people?

A Sojourner's Heartsong

My family is excited to be part of a church plant in north Edmond, Oklahoma. Although there are many challenges associated with church plants, it seems to be where I am most comfortable. That is not to say that I prefer hard metal chairs over padded pews. However, there really is nothing more exciting and fulfilling than starting fresh and new. It is also a time which calls for greater patience and forbearance with one another, which results in growing much closer to brothers and sisters.

This morning, Travis Akins, our minister at the Heritage Church of Christ in Edmond, spoke to us about the importance of being a welcoming church. He brought out some excellent points about Romans 12, especially the two word imperative found in verse 13. Here we are instructed by the Holy Spirit to “practice hospitality.”

Travis helped me see something in the text that…

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