by Pastor Mike Fortune
June 22, 2013
- Importance (Hebrews 13:1; Song of Solomon 6:3; 1 John 4:11)
- Timing (Hebrews 13:2; Genesis 18:1-8)
- Suffering (Hebrews 13:3; 1 Corinthians 12:26-27)
All Scripture from NLT unless otherwise marked
Hebrews 13:1-3 (also Scripture reading)
1Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. 2Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! 3Remember those in prison, as if you were there yourself. Remember also those being mistreated, as if you felt their pain in your own bodies.
Song of Songs 6:3 (KJV)
3 I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies.
1 John 4:11 (KJV)
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
1The LORD appeared again to Abraham near the oak grove belonging to Mamre. One day Abraham was sitting at the entrance to his tent during the hottest part of the day. 2He looked up and noticed three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he ran to meet them and welcomed them, bowing low to the ground. 3"My lord," he said, "if it pleases you, stop here for a while. 4Rest in the shade of this tree while water is brought to wash your feet. 5And since you've honored your servant with this visit, let me prepare some food to refresh you before you continue on your journey." "All right," they said. "Do as you have said." 6 So Abraham ran back to the tent and said to Sarah, "Hurry! Get three large measures* of your best flour, knead it into dough, and bake some bread." 7Then Abraham ran out to the herd and chose a tender calf and gave it to his servant, who quickly prepared it. 8When the food was ready, Abraham took some yogurt and milk and the roasted meat, and he served it to the men. As they ate, Abraham waited on them in the shade of the trees.
1 Corinthians 12:26-27
26If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. 27All of you together are Christ's body, and each of you is a part of it.