Hospitality

Hospitality

Lamentations_3-22: It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

Lamentations_3-22: It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

 

 

 

MEMORY VERSE:

 

“Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. ” 1 Peter 4: 9-10

 

 

 

BIBLE PASSAGE

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Hospitality is the friendly, generous reception and entertainment of guest, visitors, or strangers. To be hospitable is to offer a home away from home to meet needs and offer rest to those in need.

 

Paul urged the Corinthian brethren to shelter and support Epaphroditus, one of the brothers in Christ during his visit to the church in Corinth. Phil 2: 28-30. May the Lord help us to make our home/church a happy welcome to guest and visitors in Jesus’ name.

 

 

OUTLINE

1. WHY YOU SHOULD BE HOSPITABLE
2. CHRIST WAS ENTERTAINED IN VARIOUS HOMES
3. EXAMPLES OF HOSPITALITY AND RESULTS

 

 

 

 

 

WHY YOU SHOULD BE HOSPITABLE
The first important reason you should be hospitable is because God commands it – Deut 10: 19, Rom 12: 13; Rom 15: 25-27. It is a key to miracles – Gen 18: 2-14; 2 Kgs  4: 8-18.

 

 

You can entertain angels unknowingly when you are hospitable – Heb 13: 2. Sinners could equally give their lives to Christ when you are hospitable – Lk 7: 36-39; 1 Cor 10: 31; 2 Cor 9: 1.

 

 

 

CHRIST WAS ENTERTAINED IN VARIOUS HOMES
Several people entertained Jesus Christ at different times and at different locations.

Jesus was entertained in the house of Matthew – Mt 9: 10. He was in the house of Simon the leper – Mk 14: 3.

Jesus was in the house of a Pharisee who requested for Him to eat with him – Lk 7: 36.

 

Jesus was entertained by Martha and Mary in the house – Lk 10: 38.

 

He was also in the house of Zacchaeus – Lk 19: 5-7.

 

 

 

 

 

INSTANCES OF HOSPITALITY

The following are some instances of hospitality in the Bible

 
• Abraham’s house – Gen 18: 4.
• Lot’s house – Gen 19: 2.
• Laban’s house – Gen 24: 31.
• Shunammite woman – 2 Kg 4: 8-18.
• Dorcas – Acts 9: 36-39.
• Lydia – Acts 16: 15.
• Keeper of prison – Acts 16: 34.
• Phebe – Rom. 16: 1-2.
• Churches of Macedonia – 2 Cor. 8: 1-4.

 

 

CONCLUSION
Hospitality can open doors to our needs and miracles. God wants us to be generous and be a true giver. He is always doing something in return for our gracious hospitality. When we encounter brethren and men of God who can benefit from our support, we should not hesitate to offer hospitality to them. We should not give the excuse of being tired or not having enough to entertain.

 

 

 

QUESTIONS

1. Why should you be hospitable?
2. Give examples of those who entertained Jesus Christ
3. Mention some instances of hospitality

 

 

 
Ex. 2: 20

  • You should train your children by example in hospitality.

 
Neh. 5: 17

  • Your hospitality should not be limited.

 
Job 31: 32

  • No group should be left out in hospitality.

 
Acts 21: 8

  • You must be hospitable even as a man of God.

 
Acts 28: 7

  • Your actions are recorded by both Heaven and man.

 
Acts 28: 2

  • Hospitality should include families and nations.

 
Lk. 14: 1

  • Unexpected eyes are watching your level of hospitality.

 

 

 

Thank You Jesus!

Psalms_37-4: Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Psalms_37-4: Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

 

 

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2 Responses to Hospitality

  1. undulem1975 says:

    Amen amen and Amen