2. We come to the table for hospitality.
Jesus entered Jericho and made His way through the town. 2 There was a man there named Zacchaeus. He was the chief tax collector in the region, and he had become very rich. 3 He tried to get a look at Jesus, but he was too short to see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree beside the road, for Jesus was going to pass that way.
5 When Jesus came by, He looked up at Zacchaeus and called him by name. “Zacchaeus!” He said. “Quick, come down! I must be a guest in your home today.”
6 Zacchaeus quickly climbed down and took Jesus to his house in great excitement and joy. 7 But the people were displeased. “He has gone to be the guest of a notorious sinner,” they grumbled.
8 Meanwhile, Zacchaeus stood before the Lord and said, “I will give half my wealth to the poor, Lord, and if I have cheated people on their taxes, I will give them back four times as much!”
9 Jesus responded, “Salvation has come to this home today, for this man has shown himself to be a true son of Abraham. 10 For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.”
What if we began to see our homes not as ours at all but as God’s gift to use for the furtherance of his kingdom through ordinary hospitality and fellowship?
Some obstacles American Christians face:
What if we read the words of Jesus and we sensed God just telling us to trust Him and do it?
2. No Margin
Challenge: Between now and October 1, host a meal in your house for neighbors, co-workers, classmates, outsiders and insiders... invite people from Oasis Church to your house... doesn't have to be two meals.... you can accomplish the both purposes at the same table at the same time!