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Come Into My House. A Bible Study of Hospitality. Hospitality: Then and Now. “The hospitality of today, by which is meant the entertainment of friends or relatives, hardly comes within the Biblical use of the term as denoting a special virtue” (ISBE, Vol. 3, p. 1433). What Is Hospitality?.

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come into my house

Come Into My House

A Bible Study of Hospitality

hospitality then and now
Hospitality: Then and Now

“The hospitality of today, by which is meant the entertainment of friends or relatives, hardly comes within the Biblical use of the term as denoting a special virtue” (ISBE, Vol. 3, p. 1433)

what is hospitality
What Is Hospitality?
  • Hospitality (Latin, hospitium, lodging; hospitale, a house, inn; hospitalia, strangers’ apartments; hospitalis, a guest; hospitare, to receive as a guest; hospes, a host)
  • Hospitality = the friendly and generous entertainment of guests
  • Related words: hospice, hospitable, hospital, host(ess), hostage, hostel(er), hotel
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What Is Hospitality?
  • Xenia = Greek meaning “lodging” (Acts 28:23; Philemon 22)
  • Xenizo = Greek meaning “to entertain; receive as a guest; to lodge” (Acts 10:6,18,23,32; 21:16; 28:7; Heb. 13:2)
  • Xenodokeo = Greek meaning to “lodge [receive] strangers” (1 Tim. 5:10)
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What Is Hospitality?
  • Xenos = Greek meaning “stranger” (Mt. 25:35,38,43,44; Rom. 16:23; 3 Jn. 5)
  • Philoxenia = Greek meaning “love of strangers” (Rom. 12:13; Heb. 13:2)
  • Philoxenos = Greek meaning “to exhibit hospitality” (1 Tim. 3:2; Tit. 1:8; 1 Pet. 4:9)
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What Is Hospitality?
  • Philagathos = Greek meaning “lover of good” (Tit. 1:8)
  • Philanthropia = Greek meaning “love toward men” (Acts 28:2)
  • Philanthropos = Greek meaning “love toward men” (Acts 27:3)
  • Philophronos = Greek meaning “courteous” (Acts 28:7)
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What Is Hospitality?
  • Hupolambano = Greek meaning “to receive; welcome; entertain” (3 John 8)
  • Sunago = “take in; receive hospitality” (Mt. 25:35,38,43)
what is hospitality8
What Is Hospitality?
  • Meanings conveyed from the original Greek words…
    • Attitude: lover of good, courteous, welcome, generous
    • Action: feed, rest, entertain, lodge, shelter
    • Audience: guest, friend, neighbor, stranger, the poor
old testament examples
Old Testament Examples
  • Abraham (Gen. 18:1-8)
  • Lot (Gen. 19:1-11; see Judg. 19:22ff)
  • Rebekah (Gen. 24:15-27)
  • Ruel (Ex. 2:16-22)
  • Israelite (Deut. 10:13-19; 15:11)
  • Manoah (Judg. 13:15)
  • Shunamite woman (2 Kings 4:8-13)
  • Nehemiah (Neh. 5:17ff)
  • Job (Job 31:16-23,31-32)
  • Worthy woman (Prov. 31:20)
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Old Testament Examples
  • Why was this provided?
    • Nomadic culture, travel inns were rare
  • What was provided?
    • Bread, water, meat, curds, milk
    • Feet washed, head anointed with oil, rest
    • Animal fodder, water
    • Accommodations, protection, asylum
new testament examples
New Testament Examples
  • Matthew (Lk. 5:29-32)
  • Good Samaritan (Lk. 10:30-35)
  • Simon the tanner (Acts 10:5-6,23)
  • Cornelius, Lydia & the Jailor (Acts 10:48; 16:15,34,40)
  • Philip & Mnason (Acts 21:8,16)
  • Barbarians & Publius (Acts 28:1-10)
  • Philemon (Philemon 22)
  • Gaius (Rom. 16:23; 3 Jn. 5-8; cf. Lk.10:7)
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New Testament Examples
  • Why was this provided?
    • Persecution scattered Christians
    • Itinerate preachers
    • Poverty, poor public assistance
    • Low standard inns
  • What was provided?
    • Food
    • Care for the body
    • Lodging (Gr. kataluma, inn, guest room; Lk. 2:7; 22:11; pandokion(kus); Lk. 10:34-35)
who is to be hospitable
Who Is to Be Hospitable?
  • Elders (1 Tim. 3:2; Tit. 1:8)
  • Widows (1 Tim. 5:10)
  • All Christians (Mt. 25:35,40; Rom. 12:13; 1 Pet. 4:9; Heb. 13:2)
  • No one is exempt from showing hospitality!
  • Note: The work of hospitality is the work of the individual, not the local church (Acts 2:46; 1 Cor. 11:22,34)
to whom is hospitality shown
To Whom is Hospitality Shown?
  • Brethren, one to another (1 Pet. 4:9)
  • Strangers (Heb. 13:2)
  • The poor (Lk. 14:12-14)
  • Note: No social hospitality is shown to the unrepentant Christian (1 Cor. 5:9-13), the idolater (1 Cor. 10:14-22), or the false teachers (2 Jn. 9-11; 1 Jn. 4:1ff)
how and where do we show hospitality
How and Where Do We Show Hospitality?
  • Given to (pursuing) hospitality
  • With love (note Rom. 12:9; Heb. 13:1 and 1 Pet. 4:8)
  • Without murmuring, complaining
  • Not looking for a recompense
  • In our home
  • Outside our home (Lk. 10:35; Mt. 25:35-36)
why some are not hospitable
Why Some Are Not Hospitable
  • Not willing to associate with certain kinds of people (prejudice)
  • Not willing to care for the needs of others (uncompassionate, unloving)
  • Not willing to sacrifice time, money or energy to prepare (selfishness)
  • Not willing to be generous (greedy; Prov. 22:9; Acts 20:35; Eph. 4:28)
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Why Some Are Not Hospitable
  • Not willing to trust anyone (cynical)
  • Not willing to be available and connected with others (disconnected)
    • Personal family ties only
    • Work, school, hobbies, etc.
    • TV, cell phones, IPods, etc.
    • “Life in the fast lane…”
helpful hints of hospitality
Helpful Hints of Hospitality
  • Eliminate excuses
    • Can’t cook? Buy it
    • Shy or timid? Have others present
    • Small house? Start with a few
    • Single? Have a mixed group
    • Non-Christian spouse? Go out with others
    • Ashamed? Embarrassed? God sees our heart, not our house
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Helpful Hints of Hospitality
  • Set some goals
    • Plan, purpose, and pray, set dates
    • Create occasions to be hospitable
    • Involve your children
    • Determine to serve all the members here
    • Determine to serve visitors (gospel preacher, non-member visitors, new converts, foreign evangelists)
    • Save up and send money or supplies to poorer brethren in other countries
    • Go when invited by others
why be hospitable
Why Be Hospitable?
  • Fulfill the NT command to be hospitable
  • Provide encouragement, support, needs, refreshment
  • Reflect stewardship
  • Show your faith and love to others (Jas. 2:15)
  • Place yourself in a position of honor later
  • Serve Jesus himself (Mt. 10:40; 25:40; Lk. 24:29-31)
  • Be rewarded in the judgment day (Mt. 25:31-46; Lk. 14:14)
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