Welcoming the disabled

We want disabilities in the church. 

James 1. God’s sovereignty. 1Pe 2:20 — 1Pe 2:21

For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.

Enter into their suffering. 

The good Samaritan. The church needs to go and find the disabilied. 

Warning. Mark 7:8

You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.”

Mental age is an insult. 

James 2. Favoritism. God forgive us. Luke 14:23

And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.

Compel. Show love. Ask for their forgiveness. 

Effects of being wounded. You see what you know. 18 wounds. 

The disabled reveal our sinful heart. 

2 Cor 7:8-11. Godly sorrow.