In both texts today we have stories of people on the outside… foreigners in Israel and a Roman soldier among community members. How do we respond to those we perceive to be on the outside of our own community? And how does God respond?

Scripture: 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43; Luke 7:1-10

Song: "God Is Able" written by Ben Fielding & Reuben Morgan; performed by the Prince of Peace worship band