Hospitality is the foundation of ministry in the community.
"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13:2 (New American Standard Version)
Hospitality is a vital part of building a church community. It serves as an outreach to the community and it allows believers the opportunity to make people feel welcome. Jesus and His disciples were hosted by many people during their ministry, and what a blessing it must have been for them not to worry about where they would stay. Their only focus was serving the Lord. In the book of Hebrews, the author writes that we should show hospitality to strangers because people have entertained angels by doing this. We, as the Body of Christ, are blessed with the ability to bless others.
In our community, there are hundreds of people who could benefit from a meal or who need a place to stay for the night. Hospitality is a way for us to meet someone else’s needs by inviting them into our homes. We are welcomed into the House of the Lord, and He has shown us a great hospitality in this way. Therefore, we ought to take the hospitality He has given to us, and share it with everyone we meet. We serve a Hospitable God, and we should imitate His character in our community and churches.
Mold us into believers whose first response is to show hospitality to Your people. We want to imitate your caring nature and bless others in every way that you have blessed us.