"Sent to Show Hospitality: Loving the Stranger" Luke 14:12-24 (The Extraordinary/Ordinary)

As the people of God who are sent like the Son, we are called into a life of extraordinary/ordinary hospitality. Over the years, there are few Christian concepts that have been tamed and tossed aside like this has. Rather than tea parties, bland conversation and pleasantries among friends, hospitality at its root is the radical notion of "loving the stranger." This week, we will explore Jesus' controversial words from Luke 14, calling His people to a life that welcomes the strangers among us. True hospitality is not only effective in a world languishing in loneliness. It tells the true story of God's great welcome to the world and stands as ground zero for the Christian life.