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Hospitality

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We discussed our relationship with God through the lens of a shepherd in the field, and a host at a banquet
In the 23rd Psalm read how God cares for us when we first submit ourselves to Him as Yahweh
In verses 1-5 we discover: The person, provision, purpose, promise, protection
and in verses 6-7 the prosperity and presence of God

Opening prayer

Relationship as it pertains to one another but before we get there we have to observe this through the eyes of Jesus and how he relates to us

Define

Greek translation of the word Hospitality is defined as: love of strangers
generous and friendly treatment of others, strangers, visitors and guests.
Treating others well that we don’t have to, or want to treat well
Treating others well without the expectation of a return when they could
Treating others well without the expectation of a return when they can not
Hospitality is a hospital that provides healing to our heart

The invitation

In the book of Luke we find that Jesus uses the table over and over is going to dine, is dinning or has just finished dinning
Luke 5 Jesus eats with tax collectors
Luke 7:36-49 Follow up read. He was anointed by a sinful women at Simons house
Luke 9 Jesus feeds the five thousand
Luke 10 Jesus eats at Mary and Martha’s house
Luke 11 Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for loving tradition more than people
Luke 14 While eating Jesus teaches about inviting the poor to our meals
Luke 19 “And Jesus invites himself to abide and dine with Zacchaeus,
Luke 22 It’s the last supper
Luke 24 Jesus eats with a couple of disciples
Lk 5:27-39 “And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him. And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them. But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink? And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days. And he spake also a par…”
Self righteousness doesn’t permit God in your heart
lk 18:9 “And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:”

Can the real host stand up

How do we display hospitality

1. Jesus loves all people, to include sinners and I’m a sinner too
There’s hope knowing that no one is beyond redemption (Luke 17:3-4)
2. Ask Holy Spirit to help us see people as Jesus see’s people (Luke 13:010-13)
Levi follow me / the women with the alabaster vase / the women at the well
3. Use your blessings to be a blessing (2COR9:8-11 “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.”)
Use what you have for others
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