Series: Christian Hospitality

Throughout the Bible, hospitality is expected of God’s people. It’s a practical way to demonstrate love for others in service to God.

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Hospitality Defined

Read: Acts 2:37-47 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship. (v. 42) While we may not hear much these days about hospitality, we certainly hear about “entertaining.” Home

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Hospitality: An Old Testament Example

Read: 2 Kings 4:8-17 One day Elisha went on to Shunem, where a wealthy woman lived, who urged him to eat some food. (v. 8) While there are numerous commands in

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Hospitality: A New Testament Example

Read: Acts 16:6-15 She urged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” (v. 15) We see God’s Spirit at

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The Blessings of Hospitality

Read: Mark 1:29-39 The fever left her, and she began to serve them. (v. 31) As a newlywed, I received some advice from a former Sunday school teacher who suggested that

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Hospitality and Generosity

Read: Ruth 2:4-17 And she ate until she was satisfied, and she had some left over. (v. 14) Up to this point in the book of Ruth, things have not been

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Hospitality and Evangelism

Read: Luke 5:27-39 And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them. (v. 29)

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Hospitality and Leadership

Read: 1 Timothy 3:1-13 Therefore an overseer must be above reproach . . . sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable. (v. 2) What would you include in your list of the most important qualities of a good

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Hospitality for Our Enemies

Read: Romans 12:9-21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (v. 21) Polycarp was a leader in the church of Smyrna, which suffered heavy persecution from the

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Love and Hospitality

Read: 1 Peter 4:1-11 Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. (v. 9) As we enter the holiday season, it’s good to note the ways that we as Christians can not