The Six Gifts of Hospitality





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The Six Gifts of Hospitality
by Laurel S. Sewell

We often think of hospitality as inviting friends into our homes for meals. More often it is a non-reciprocal meeting of the needs of another, especially the needs of the less fortunate and even our enemies. It is a collection of gifts we give to other people.

In the Six Gifts of Hospitality, Laurel Sewell explores this collection of gifts by using the words of Jesus in Matthew 25:31-40: When I was...

  • hungry, you gave Me food,
  • thirsty, you gave Me drink,
  • a stranger you took Me in,
  • naked you clothed Me,
  • sick you visited Me,
  • in prison you came to Me. 

For the Christian, hospitality in a broad sense is a commandment: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Matthew 22:39). So it is not a matter of whether we wish to offer some form of hospitality but a vital part of our purpose in life. By using these gifts, we fulfill the two greatest commandments - to love God and to love one another.


   Table of Contents: 

          Preface - The Toughest Test

  1. Then Shall the King Say
  2. Defining Hospitality
  3. The Role of Food-
    The Gift of Nourishment, Part 1
  4. The Role of Food-
    The Gift of Nourishment, Part 2
  5. A Cup of Cold Water -
    The Gift of Service
  6. When There Is No Room in the Inn -
    The Gift of Shelter
  7. "Let Him Have Your Cloak Also" -
    The Gift of Benevolence, Part 1
  8. The Significance of Clothing -
    The Gift of Benevolence, Part 2
  9. Bear One Another's Burdens -
    The Gift of Comfort
  10. Giving of Yourself -
    The Gift of Companionship
  11. Missed Opportunities
  12. Teaching Children Hospitality
  13. God's Gifts of Hospitality to Christians
Author: Laurel S. Sewell
Publisher: Gospel Advocate
ISBN-10: 0892255366
ISBN-13: 9780892255368
Dimensions:  5.5" 8.5" x 0.25"
Page Count: 126
Binding: Paperback