Messy Christianity…Amazing Love Welcomes Others In

Rom. 12:13                                                                                 October 1, 2017

Pastor Todd Harker

Scripture Emphasis:

Heb 13:2 “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.”

Hospitality:  the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers. From a scriptural perspective it is being the hands and feet of Jesus in your most treasured environment.  It is as old as the Patriarchs – Abraham and Lot.  It is demonstrating amazing love within our ministry area.

How to practice Hospitality:

  • Get to know their names and their pet’s names and ________ them
  • Get to know their _______________ and ask them about them
  • Get to know their _____________ and interact with them
  • Learn their _________________ and celebrate with them
  • In other words, get ______________ of yourself!
  • Be ________________ in your relationships!
  • Look for ways to be a ______________ to them
  • Share with them some of your _____________
  • Be _________________ in inviting them in
  • Honor and encourage them whenever _____________
  • Weep with those who ___________ and mourn with those who ___________
  • Share with them your most prized possession – your ___________
  • People don’t care what you know until they know that you care!

3 Things that may happen when practicing Hospitality:

  • You may learn to ________ it
  • You may learn to love ________
  • You may be used by God to _________ them

Embrace the Mess