Category Archives: Hospitality

4 Truths About Uncommon Hospitality

We live in a world of common hospitality. Jesus has called Christians to reverse this and display a uncommon, Christ-centered, hospitality.  Here are four truths that define uncommon hospitality: 1. Uncommon hospitality shows itself in a love for strangers. Hospitality … Continue reading

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10/20/18 – “Give No Offense”

Today’s Deeply Rooted Devotion, titled “Give No Offense,” comes from 1 Corinthians 9-10. “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.  Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to … Continue reading

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10/12/18 – People are the Mission

Scripture:  1 Thessalonians 1-2 Highlighted Verses: 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3; 2:7-8,11,20 Explanation: My love for coffee often puts me in coffee shops, both local and chains.  Recently I was in a coffee shop and was very much looking forward to my … Continue reading

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10/8/18 – Saved by Grace

Scripture: Acts 15-16 Highlight: Acts 15:8-9 Explain: The church was growing like wildfire.  With the fast growth came a need for some clarification between some Jewish and Christian beliefs and practices.  Pau and Barnabas met with the council at Jerusalem … Continue reading

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10/1/18 – Show No Partiality

Scripture: Acts 10-11 (Week 39 of F260 Bible Reading Plan) Explanation: God does not show partiality at all.  There is no hint of it in Him.  On the other hand we are partial to many things.  We even use the … Continue reading

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9/30/18 – The Right Motivation for Hospitality

Scripture: Matthew 22:36-40, Jeremiah 31:3 Explanation: The word for love in Matthew 22:36-40 is agape, meaning “to esteem, love, indicating a direction of the will and finding one’s joy in something or someone.”  The motivation behind serving others and showing … Continue reading

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9/29/18 – The Heart of God for Hospitality

Scriptures:  Revelation 3:20, 1 Samuel 16:7, Leviticus 19:33-34, Ephesians 2:19-22 Explanation:  I was reminded yesterday that God is concerned with the details of serving others as He created everything with care and then invited Adam and Eve, and us, to … Continue reading

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