23-05-21 Sermon Questions

Sermon Discussion Questions for Home Church and others

Leviticus 19:33-34, “The Practice of Hospitality”

Theme: God calls us to make space for visitors and strangers by extending to them the privileges of family.

  1. Opening: Share about a time when you experienced meaningful hospitality. What made it meaningful or effective?
  2. Talk about how hospitality / welcoming the stranger shows up as a theme in the Bible.
  3. How would you define the faith practice of hospitality?
  4. What are barriers to hospitality? (Pastor Cara outlined a few.) Which one resonates most with you, and how might you address that challenge?
  5. How does the practice of hospitality affect the one who receives hospitality? The one who gives it? Share some examples if you can.
  6. What is one way you might incorporate the Faith Practice of Hospitality into your life this week?

Resources that Pastor Cara benefitted from this week:
– Movie: The Blind Side with Sandra Bullock (based on a true story)
– Book: Reaching Out: The Three Movements of the Christian Life by Henri Nouwen
– Book: Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition by Christine Pohl
– Book: The Other Face of God by Mary Jo Leddy
– Podcast: Open to Wonder – April 11, 2023 episode with Amy Peterson (Hospitality)