As a church community we can be tempted to only function as a church family; effectively in touch with each other but somewhat out of touch with the world all around us. We can easily become only insider focused and lose the focus on the outside.
Believers are to be a community of God that’s on the move. We are to be intentional in how we live our lives so as to be a witnessing community to the world around us. God called us as a community to spread the good news of Jesus. Jesus left a movement to be caught by men and women who are willing to put everything on the line in order to proclaim him as Lord.
God wants believers to be a community of Jesus which is full of love in both deed and word, and invites those on the outside with respect and gentleness. This is what it looks like to live incarnationally.
In this sermon Pastor Humphreys speaks from 1 Peter 3:13-17 about Being gracious with our speech (encouraging, speaking truth/gospel in love, affirming etc) towards those around us.