Showing hospitality to strangers

When three strangers arrive, Abraham welcomes them into his camp and treats them like royalty. This is called “desert hospitality.” We are to do the same.



Genesis 18:2. He lifted up his eyes and looked, and saw that three men stood near him. When he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself to the earth,

Hebrews 13:2. Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for in doing so, some have entertained angels without knowing it.

1 Peter 4:9. Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.



Doers of the law will be justified. We Christians say salvation is by faith. Yet the New Testament calls us to put our faith into action. Otherwise our faith is worthless.

Eternal salvation cannot be bought. People cannot be redeemed with money. The ransom for a life is costly. No payment is ever enough.

Saved by faith and grace. The Bible tells us we are saved by faith and God’s grace, and not by our own works.

Showing hospitality to strangers. When three strangers arrive, Abraham welcomes them into his camp and treats them like royalty. This is called “desert hospitality.” We are to do the same.

True Fasting. Most of us think fasting is about food. But the prophet Isaiah calls for TRUE fasting. It is to undo injustice and oppression. It is to feed and clothe poor people.

What you did to the least of these. Salvation is by faith. Yet our eternity will be based on how we treat the weakest members of society.


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