1. Hospitality reflects the gospel.
Jesus said that if you do to one of the least you have done it unto Him
Luk_9:48 “If you tenderly care for this little child on my behalf, you are tenderly caring for me. And if you care for me, you are honoring my Father who sent me. For the one who is least important in your eyes is actually the most important one of all.”
2. Hospitality is spiritual warfare.
Hospitality gathers brothers and sisters alongside unsaved neighbors and strangers isn’t charity or kindness; rather, it takes the gospel upstream of the culture war—where it belongs—and shakes the very gates of heaven for the souls of our neighbors.
3. Hospitality makes room for different kinds of hosts and guests.
Every Christian is called to practice hospitality, but that does not mean that everyone practices it in the same way. We practice hospitality by sharing our resources and our needs, by serving as both host and guest, as Jesus did when he walked this earth.
4. Hospitality is a gift and our mission.
Hospitality is good for the giver because it puts our lives and hearts on display.
5. Hospitality can create unity in the church.
There is strength in unity showing what it means to belong to a family that cares
6. Hospitality nurtures and grows the family of God.
Nourishing the family of God and compelling those outside of God’s favour to come to your table are the twin heartbeats of hospitality.
7. Hospitality is good for the giver.
Hospitality puts our lives and hearts on display and highlights our selfish ambition and our pride.
8. Daily hospitality is good for the children.
It’s good for children to watch their parents living the gospel in regulary and dilligently.
9. Hospitality is expensive.
Hospitality takes money, time, sacrifice, and flexibility.
10. Hospitality is worth it.
Hospitality develops eyes to see. It sharpens God’s word our hearts. It develops bold intimacy among people who would never have reason to be friends. It grieves the loss of missed opportunities to serve. It shudders at Jesus’s words, “For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me. . . . as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me” (Matthew 25:42–45).