April 20, 2017

Western Hospitality

Some retail business owners look to local government and the chamber of commerce to help market their business. During a recent community meeting one retailer rejected that idea and said, “It’s businesses who are responsible for bringing customers into their own business.” The point made by the retailer is applicable to the body of Christ. It is our responsibility to offer the same type of hospitality in the church that we would offer to a visitor in our home.  Paul said, “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality” (Rom 12:10-13 NIV).

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