Sermons on Hospitality
In this conclusion to Acts, Paul has an unexpected layover in Malta on the way to Rome. God has a purpose for it. God also has a purpose for the unplanned stops in your life too. Part 20 from Acts 28.
The gospel can bring amazing and powerful change…if we persevere to allow God to work through us.
Your life has a spiritual tempo and your tempo should match the rhythm of the redeemer. How do we practice moving at Jesus’ pace? Slow down and listen as Chaplain John Richardson brings the message this week.
Our social media may tell us we have many friends. But everyone can’t have the same access to what’s going on in our lives. Following the example of Jesus, you need 1 or 2 people in your life who are a spiritual friend. In these kinds of friendships God speaks to us and grows us.
In Exodus, we find that God provides a place where He can meet with His people. The Tabernacle and its furnishings were a process of how that could happen. Because of Jesus, we too have a place where no shame, sin, or guilt should keep us away so that we may draw near to Him.
How do we return to “normal” without returning to normal? When your circumstances change and things seem to return to your normal, remember who brought you there. Don’t just use God in a time of need. Stay consistent in worship, cultivate a heart of obedience, practice generosity, and assist others in need.
Don’t believe that just because your foundation is Jesus that storms will not come. They come against everyone. Instead, take the words and teachings of Jesus and say “This is how I am going to make decisions in my life. This is what I am going to stand on.”
If you’ve ever felt like others are more important in the church than you or you’ve struggled with your place, Paul has some encouraging words for you!
What motivates people to cross boarders and cultures to share the good news of Jesus?
Most of us enjoy receiving hospitality but it is much harder to give. Yet hospitality is an essential Christian practice that is about heart, not our house.