Hospitality in the Way of Jesus by Robert Lay

We all know Peter’s advice to practice hospitality (1 Peter 1:9), but this advice does not originate from him or the apostles. They learned it from Jesus. The homes in the time of Jesus and the early church became the new wineskin where the new wine was poured in. The house structure was flexible enough and could be stretched and expanded without bursting. Jesus knew the power of the Gospel of the Kingdom needed flexible, low-cost structure that could spread easily and quickly.

The proximity of gatherings in homes provided double results. On the one side, it was the ideal environment for fellowship and edification of the Body of Christ, and on the other side, it was the ideal situation for unbelievers to have an encounter with Christ. The Church grew based on these two pillars.

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Source: Church Leaders