Category Archives: Hospitality

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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9/28/18 – The Hospitality of God

Scripture: Genesis 1:1; 2:8-9, Psalm 19:1 Explanation: One of the things I’ve missed in reading the story of God creating everything is His generous hospitality.  In the very beginning God invites Adam and Eve, and all of the animals, to … Continue reading

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