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8.21.22 | Hospitality (Romans 15)

Daniel (DanMike) Thompson

Date: August 21, 2022

Category: Message

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Sermon Application Questions

Read Romans Chapter 15:1-7

Greek Words- philo- Familial love
xenia- Outsider/stranger
"Friend/Family to a stranger"

Another way to interpret hospitality: Turning strangers into neighbors and neighbors into family


Can you grow and mature as a Christian and not grow and mature in hospitality?

What’s the difference between Christian hospitality and hospitality in the world?

What are ways hospitality reveals the gospel?

Hospitality can flow from your story of redemption:
What is your story of how you have been welcomed in by God? (Dan said we can take on the story of the gospel as our story as well)

Dan mentioned some examples of smaller groups of people or individuals showing Christ's love and hospitality in the Bible. Can you think of a time someone showed that to you? Or when someone (or yourself) went against the large community to do the right thing?

Biblical hospitality provides space to experience Jesus:
Read Matthew 25 for another way to welcome one another: "What you did for the least of these you did for me."
Do you feel like you are in the sheep category or the goat category?

What is God asking of us in this parable?

Biblical hospitality puts the gospel on display:
Dan mentioned that the Kingdom of heaven isn’t on the news or in large groups all the time.. it’s within us and at our dinner tables.
Do you think that, when your neighbors look at you, they see a "city on a hill?"

In what ways can you welcome others into your life to experience Jesus in the way you have?

Read Ephesians Chapter 2:14-22:
There’s a power at the table and Christ puts himself on the table - Dan asked why do we spend so many meals not inviting him to the meal? What would happen if we did?

Dan's challenge to us:
Welcome one another, invite someone into your home. What next steps can you take?

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