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Sunday, June 25, 2023

JESUS, the Storyteller (26)

In Section Four,


the Storyteller

continues this week with

"A Hospitable Host"

25. The Life of the Party          6/18
26. A Hospitable Host              6/25
27. The Object of Our Worship7/2
28. The Grace Giver                7/9
29. Discerner of the Heart       7/16
30. A Divine Divider                 7/23

this is a good title to follow last week's

"... Life of the Party" 

because what's a party without a great host that is "hospitable"

I'll bet you can already figure which Parable Jesus is telling

in week 24 "A Hospitable Host"

If not, looking at the Scripture readings (the 1st) will help you

Luke 14:12-24; John 6:35-40; Matthew 11:25-30; Isaiah 55:1-5; Revelation 19: 6-9

and these are the subtitles for this week

"An Offer not to be Refused"
"An Offer Refused"
"Have I Heard God's Invitation to Me?"
"Have I Honored God's Invitation to Me?"
"Have I Heeded God's Invitation to Me?"

From the above subtitles in this chapter, it looks like the Host is God,

at least He's the One sending the invitations/offers

"Thank You Lord, that You've invited me to feast in Your Presence at Your table. Quicken my heart that I might always be ready to say yes when You call."

I did a 'google search' for Hospitable Host but the results can't compare to JESUS as the Host

1 Peter 4:9

however this article was interesting & well done

"How Did People Practice Hospitality in the Bible..." 

as well as this one which answers:

"What is the biblical importance of Hospitality?"

"... to display the Gospel..."

I like this:

"Hospitality gives us opportunities to serve others."

"... by providing time and space to display & preach the Gospel..."

In my humble opinion, my mother was a wonderful, hospitable host to our house guests

especially around the holidays. So I recall her traits as a host, or hostess of the mostest!

She excelled in this hospitality all her years even when sick, she continued. 

She enjoyed

 being a Hospitable Host(ess)

much like 



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