“Opening his mouth, Peter said, ‘I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality’” (Acts 10:34).
It’s important be a church with an open door; that upon arrival any and all are made welcome. Of greater importance, however, is to be the church of the open mouth. The mission of the church is fulfilled by an active army that goes and tells, not passive pew dwellers that leave the door open should you want to come and hear. We are the church of the open mouth when we express the mercy we have been granted, exercise the the privilege gained, and when we execute the orders given.