Showing Hospitality

Day 1 of 4 • This day’s reading

Devotional
THE PRACTICE OF HOSPITALITY

TALKING TO GOD
Thank God for the ways in which He cares for you.

DIVING IN
Describe the different rooms in a nice hotel. Don't forget kitchens and restaurants, suites, lounges, laundry rooms — even pools and gift shops. Discuss the many things that are continually happening at a hotel.

GOING DEEPER
Despite all the different things that go on at a fancy hotel, they're all a part of accomplishing one, central focus: caring for people. Similarly, our homes have a lot of different rooms and a lot of different activities going on. And yet there is one central purpose: providing a place to care for people. In Romans 12:13, the Bible teaches us to share with those in need and to practice hospitality. And when we open our homes to others — just like a nice hotel cares for guests — we're practicing hospitality.

TALKING TO EACH OTHER
- What's something that would help you feel welcome or cared for if you stayed in a nice hotel?
- When people come to your house, what can you do to care for them?