Lessons in Hospitality and Humility

We can learn by being guests of another culture.

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Overview

Jesus’ command to “go and make disciples of all nations” stands as a core Christian commitment. Tell the Good News! It seems simple enough. But as the world’s Christian population increasingly shifts southward towards Africa, Asia, and Latin America, how should the rich churches of the West respond? Send a check? Send a missions team?

Oscar Muriu, Nairobi Chapel pastor, says that when we learn to be guests of another culture, God can teach us important lessons about hospitality and humility.

Table of Contents

SCRIPTURE: Genesis 17:1–11; Psalm 25:4–11; Matthew 5:1–16; Galatians 3:6–9, 26–29; 1 Peter 5

LEADER'S GUIDE

    • Identify the Current Issue

    • Discover the Eternal Principles

Teaching point one: The gospel belongs to everyone.
Teaching point two: As guests in another Christian culture, we must first learn humility.
Teaching point three: Humility opens new doors for the gospel.
    • Apply Your Findings

ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY

    • The African Planter, interview with Oscar Muriu (posted on May 1, 2007, 10 printed pages)

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