We consider Biblical love in the context of hospitality. We learn that our general use of the word today is not what was meant in Scripture. The command to us is to open our homes not primarily to those we know and with whom we are friendly (which is nonetheless a good thing to do) but rather that we should do so for strangers, in which there is a great blessing for us. As it says in Hebrews 13:2, by showing hospitality, some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Having understood what hospitality is in the context of Scripture and according to the customs of the day, we move on to look at how the principles taught here by Paul can be put into practice by believers in our day and age.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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