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https://www.crossway.org/articles/how-radically-ordinary-hospitality-changed-rosaria-butterfields-life/
Luke 14:12–24 ESV
He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’ ”
Romans 12:13 ESV
Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.
“When we practice hospitality [we become] conduits of God’s hospitality [instead of] self-decaying cul-de-sacs. The joy of receiving God’s hospitality decays and dies if it doesn’t flourish in our own hospitality to others.” We should be thinking, “How can I draw the most people into a deep experience of God’s hospitality by the use of my money, my things, my home, and my church home? Who needs to be asked out? Who needs to be asked in?” John Piper
1 Peter 4:9 ESV
Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.
1 Timothy 3:2 ESV
Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
Gospel hospitality is welcoming people into your living space and treating strangers as family so God can turn some of them into friends.
1 Thessalonians 2:8 ESV
So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.
Gospel hospitality is welcoming people into your living space and treating strangers as family so God can turn some of them into friends.
Gospel hospitality is welcoming people into your living space and treating strangers as family so God can turn some of them into friends.
“Hospitality is benevolence or good done to those outside one’s normal circle of friends.” Matt Chandler
“All you have to be is a certified loser and God will send his servant Jesus to positively drag you into his house. Salvation offered on any other basis is bad news, not Gospel. We are raised, reconciled and restored not because we are thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent but because we are dead and our life is hid with Christ in God- because Jesus has this thing about raising the dead.” Robert Farrar Capon
The Gospel contains everything that sinners need in order to be saved. We are all naturally starving, empty, helpless, and ready to perish. Forgiveness of all sin and peace with God, justification of the person and sanctification of the heart, grace by the way and glory in the end are the gracious provision which God has prepared for the needs of our souls. There is nothing that sin-laden hearts can desire or weary consciences require which is not spread before us in rich abundance in the Saviour. Christ, in a word, is the sum and substance of the “great banquet.”
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