Habit #2: EAT

August 16, 2020 Speaker: Joel Scott Series: Love Moves

Topic: Love Moves Passage: John 20:21, Matthew 9:9–13, 1 Thessalonians 2:8, Romans 5:8, Romans 12:13

Habit #2 – EAT

To intentionally share a meal, drink or snack with someone who does not know Jesus so that you become closer.



The simple act of eating with others deepens connections and dramatizes the welcome of God.


“Who needs a doctor: the healthy or the sick? Go figure out what this Scripture means: ‘I’m after mercy, not religion.’ I’m here to invite outsiders, not coddle insiders.”

Eugene Peterson in The Message

Matthew 9:12-13


Hospitality = Phileoxenia

(in New Testament Greek)

  phileo  +   xenos

love     +   stranger


Many of us, along with our churches, are getting fat with meals we still label fellowship. But we are not growing. The difference is in whom we invite to the table.

-Harvie Conn


The primary way the Roman empire became Christian was through hospitality.

-Dave Rylarrsdam


Saying ‘yes’ to Love Moves

Habit #2 – Eat may mean:

1.Saying no to friends and family.

2.Saying yes to stepping out of your comfort zone.

3.Saying yes to vulnerability.


God presents Himself to (us) as a hospitable God, a welcoming God through Christ's permanent, heavenly intercession.

What we do, then, in our own hospitality is simply to mirror in our relationships the openness and access that we have already experienced with our Father

By faith we open our homes and hearts to others just as God has opened His welcoming salvation to us.

-John Miller











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