Hospitality is a God-given mandate that allows us to share the love and generosity of Jesus with others. But, for some of us, it can be one of the hardest things to do! There are so many reasons we can find to avoid showing hospitality. In this episode, Jennifer Julian shares simple ways to extend hospitality to others. (HINT: Sometimes it’s just showing up with toilet paper!) You’re going to love her ideas and practical tips for sharing our lives with others.
Don’t neglect to show hospitality, for by doing this some have welcomed angels as guests without knowing it.
Hebrews 13:2 (HCSB)
Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality.
Romans 12:13 (HCSB)
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It’s what we do within the spaces we’re given that matter most to God.
“Many people choose to focus on what they don’t have instead of focusing on sharing the blessings of God. So give it a try. Somewhere along the way, you’ll realize that people are not in your home for the unlimited entertaining budget. Rather, they sense lovingkindness and genuine concern. That’s the moment when your home becomes a sanctuary for those God sends your way.”
Whether enjoying personal devotions, a Bible study, or a worship service, what mental images emerge when you’re presented with passages that encourage hospitality?
For many, the images mirror glossy magazine photos—an immaculate home, a gourmet menu, an exquisite table setting. And while some of these images could be applied to biblical hospitality in certain situations, what they actually portray is entertaining.
Easy, Delicious Recipes
Apple Brickle Dip – serve with apple slices.
Holiday Wassail – it just tastes like Christmas!
Ham and Swiss Sliders – These can be done on Hawaiian rolls or regular dinner rolls.
One Bowl Brownies – these are a hit and I top mine with chopped pecans and drizzled caramel sauce.
Simple Sausage Lasagna
A family favorite at our house. It is also a great main course to take to a potluck or when taking a meal to someone.
Red Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese Appetizer
Pour red pepper jelly over a block of cream cheese and serve with Ritz crackers. Spread jelly/cream cheese onto crackers.
Links We Mentioned
She Reads Truth Bible Reading Plans – www.shereadstruth.com
Ann Voskamp’s “A Holy Experience” Blog – www.anvoskamp.com
Nesting Place Blog – www.thenester.com
Read Aloud Revival podcast and book list – www.readaloudrevival.com
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