Hospitality vs Unfriendliness overview

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Hospitality~that word evokes good meals, laughter, open friendships~all of which is very true, but honest and deep hospitality is so much more! It is other centered, stranger aware, provides to needs, has an eye on eternity, and expects no payback of like kind...it is a commitment to serve others by providing an arena and safe place in which to learn, grow, deepen, andlearn to live life fully. Join us as we learn about and try to put into practice hospitality... showing friendliness and meeting the needs of those around us.

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Cheerfully sharing food, shelter,& friendship, using what God has given us so we might demonstrate to others His love for them. :

Cheerfully sharing food, shelter,& friendship, using what God has given us so we might demonstrate to others His love for them.        In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also . John 14:2-3  Character Sketches, Vol. 2 IBLP, 1978, pages 276-325 Information also drawn from Character First! Business Character Bulletin No. 3-31, various Character Councils, & other websites Overview vs. Unfriendliness

Defining “hospitality” From philos & xenos:

Defining “hospitality” From   philos  &  xenos Gk 5381  philoxenia  ( fil -ox-en- ee ’-ah) ~ hospitality, lover of strangers & 5382  philoxenos ~ fond of guests, hospitable, generous to guests Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality

Evaluate YOUR Hospitality:

Evaluate YOUR Hospitality Do you greet others courteously? Do you focus the conversation on them? Do you choose to share food or time at your home with others? Do you note others’ needs & preferences, & plan accordingly? Do you tend to give willingly?

5 Keys to building hospitality:

5 Keys to building hospitality *Greet each other ~ acknowledge another’s presence with pleasant demeanor & eye contact. *Share openly resources & experiences, but do not “take over”; offer & receive kindly. *Think ahead & plan your day so as to be ready for those with whom you will be. *Have the mindset of investing in others. *Initiate friendship & show respect of all, but be cognizant of good character & be a “fruit” inspector before trusting all…

Balance hospitality with…:

Balance hospitality with… *Plan with decisiveness… “recognizing key factors & finalizing difficult decisions” Choose carefully who & what influences you bring into your life ~ people, philosophies, music, entertainment, etc.… when someone is in need, make clear the relationship structure & purpose to protect both you & them.

Balance hospitality with… cont. :

Balance hospitality with… cont. * Responsibility~ “Knowing & doing what is expected of me” This helps you maintain priorities & keeps you from being scattered * Practice thrift~ “allowing myself & others to spend only what is necessary” Now you can target real needs & get the highest possible benefit from your resources

The 5 “I Wills”:

The 5 “I Wills” 1. Be open & welcoming 2. Make others feel important. Ask them about themselves… 3. Prepare for guests in your home or place of worship/business 4. Share my things gladly 5. Have no expectation of “payback”

Upcoming areas of Hospitality … Lesson 1:

Upcoming areas of Hospitality … Lesson 1 Making sure that the environment is suitable for those whom we serve.   Hebrews 13:1-2  Let brotherly love continue.  Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.    Another Way to Say It: Be other minded & treat them the same way you’d like to be treated.

Lesson 2 ~ Knowing how long a visit should last. :

Lesson 2 ~ Knowing how long a visit should last.       Proverbs 25:17  Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, & so hate thee.   Another Way to Say It (an old fashioned warning) Fish & visitors both tend to stink after 3 days…

Lesson 3 ~ Providing an atmosphere which contributes to growth.:

Lesson 3 ~ Providing an atmosphere which contributes to growth.      Proverbs 15:17  Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox & hatred therewith. Another Way to Say It : Build bridges, not walls …

Lesson 4 ~ Providing leadership for a peaceful & harmonious surrounding. :

Lesson 4 ~ Providing leadership for a peaceful & harmonious surrounding .      Romans 12:20  Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.    Another Way to Say It: Kindness has its own rewards, & just might make a friend out of an enemy…

Just A Thought…:

Just A Thought… Hospitality~ a commitment to show the value of others & to help them succeed for eternity…

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