Today we will be talking about the church as a community transformed by Christ and the gospel! What are the marks of a healthy Christ-centered church? This morning we will be examining six marks of a healthy Christ-centered church as found in 1 Peter 4.7-11. One of these marks is hospitality. In 1 Peter, Peter describes the persecuted church as a band of outsiders and exiles, as those who have been rejected by society due to their allegiance to Christ and the gospel. Therefore, it is so important that Christians exemplify hospitality to one another. The Big Idea for this message is: Because of the gospel the church is to be a transformed community for the glory of God!