The Hospitality Commands
Building Loving Christian Community: Building Bridges to Friends and Neighbors
Have you learned to use your home to strengthen the loving Christian community of which you are a part? Have you built bridges to friends and neighbors by means of opening your home to them – especially those who do not know Christ? In our self-centered era, a Christian family who fearlessly welcome strangers into their home are a rarity and surprise to the world! Hospitality is a largely untapped but surprisingly effective means of evangelism.
Strauch has written a valuable guide on how Christians must actively practice hospitality (“stranger-love”, the Greek word means) doing much more than merely laying the duty upon us, but explaining with helpful tips how to turn your home into a ministry to all peoples by extending yourself to bless others. Too few Christians today understand how dramatically they can transform their local church by imitating Christ in this matter of hospitality.
About the Author
Alexander Strauch was raised in New Jersey and converted to Christ at a Bible camp in New York State. He graduated from Colorado Christian University and then earned his Master of Divinity degree from Denver Seminary.
For over forty years he has served as an elder at Littleton Bible Chapel near Denver, Colorado. Additionally, he has taught philosophy and New Testament literature at Colorado Christian University. A gifted Bible teacher and speaker, Mr. Strauch has taught in more than 30 countries. He has also helped thousands of churches worldwide through his expository writing ministry. Currently, Mr. Strauch and his wife, Marilyn, reside in Littleton, Colorado, near their four adult daughters.
He is the author of numerous books, including Biblical Eldership, The New Testament Deacon, Men and Women: Equal Yet Different, Agape Leadership, Meetings that Work, Leading with Love, Love or Die: Christ’s Wake-Up Call to the Church, If You Bite and Devour One Another, and more.
Table of Contents
- A Missing Crown Jewel
- Strengthening the Love of the Christian Family
- Hospitality: A Launching Pad for the Gospel
- New Testament Commands to Practice Hospitality
- Helpful Hints in Practicing Hospitality
- Study Guide