highways and hedges
Go Ye Into the Highways and Hedges
Андрей Николаевич Миронов (A.N. Mironov), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Luke 14:16 Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:
17 And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
18 And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.
19 And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
20 And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
21 So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.
22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
24 For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
There may be those of you who want to give to a Jesus-gospel-inspired project, but for whatever reason, don’t want to give to an official church at this time.
One option is to give to the crowd funding or pay-it-forward production of The Chosen.
The Chosen is a series based on the ministry of Jesus.
There are people, those in the highways and hedges, who do not necessarily go to church, who have been positively impacted by the production of The Chosen.
You can watch some of the earlier shows by clicking the link below.
They also have a link to “pay it forward”, a form of crowd funding, to help with future productions.
So if you want to give to something positive, but not necessarily an “official” church at this time, that is an option for you.
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Depending on the ministry, there may be online church services, YouTube videos, podcasts, radio programs, books, teaching, or more. You have to seek out what they have.