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Some people confuse "entertaining" guests with biblical hospitality. But they are not the same thing, and it's all a matter of our motives.
- Hospitality and entertaining are not the same thing, though they look the same.
- Motive makes the difference. Hospitality is about serving and welcoming people, drawing them into relationship vs. creating a great show for people to visit.
- Biblical hospitality is setting the table and inviting people to come, creating environments for fellowship and the gospel.
1 Peter 4:9 Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.
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Talk About It
- What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
- Recall a time you felt very welcomed by a hospitable person. What happened?
- Do you think your culture at large is hospitable? Explain.
- Do you strive to be hospitable and to build a culture of hospitality into your church? Explain.
- Why do you think motivations make such a big difference between “entertaining” and “hospitality?”
- Look over some verses about hospitality. Why do you think hospitality is so important across the Bible? How should this affect the way we view it today?
- Write a personal action step based on this conversation.