Our January teaching series on Hospitality has explored how we need to be hosted by God with the gifts of love, home, and family that God gives us and then give those gifts in turn to others. We conclude our series with the gift that makes all of those (and more) possible-- the gift of himself in the Holy Spirit. When Jesus, who welcomes sinners (Luke 15:2), ascends to heaven, he sends the Spirit to his followers whose growing numbers represent an ever-widening circle of those into whose hearts God's love has been poured by the Spirit (Rom 5:5), a "spirit of adoption...bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God" (Rom 8:15-16). The filling of the Spirit, again and again, leads and equips the church to extend God's hospitality, bringing near all those who were "far off" to be "members of the household of God" (Eph 2:13, 19).
Series Description -
A Sermon Series on God's Hospitality and Our Own