Recovering the Lost Value of Biblical Hospitality.

Recovering the Lost Value of Biblical Hospitality.

Passage: Romans 15:7

Values that can hinder deepening relationships:
1. Accomplishment
2. Accumulation
3. Refuge
4. Anonymity

The first core concept of hospitality: Acceptance

“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” ~ Romans 15:7

“accept” = To take in , into ones home, fellowship

“just as Christ accepted you”
(Romans 5:6-8; Mark 2:17; Romans 10:13; Hosea)

Accepting people means loving people who are different from me. Romans 15:1-2

Accepting people means being patient with people who struggle in different ways than I do.

Is there ever a time when we are NOT supposed to “welcome/accept” another person into our lives?
(I Corinthians 5:9-11; Titus 3:10-11)

Food for thought:
What kinds of things are keeping me from MAKING ROOM for deeper relationships with people?