"REJOICING IN HOSPITALITY"

Rev. Lon Lorton

March 31, 2019

Philippians 2:19-30

"Welcome him then, in the Lord with all joy, and honor such people."  Philippians 2:29

How crazy is it to show hospitality and kindness to "those kinds" of people?

Seeing family within the congregation

"My son Timothy"

  • Welcoming a Christian brother or sister is like welcoming Christ.

"Your apostle Epaphroditus"

  • A hero of the faith for his willingness to give of himself for Christ

The discipline of joyful hospitality

  • Hospitality can seem more like a test of our patience than a practice of growing closer to God

Additional Scriptures:

Genesis 18:1-8, Matthew 25:31-40, Mark 6:7-12, Romans 12:9-21, Hebrews 13:1-3, and 1 Peter 4:9-11