“Making Room For The Stranger” Hebrews 13:1-3; Leviticus 19:33-34

“Making Room For The Stranger” Hebrews 13:1-3; Leviticus 19:33-34

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Interact Questions

  1. If you have a brother or sister, then you know that sometimes it’s hard to love them. What is Hebrews 13:1 saying when it uses the term “brother and sister?”
  2. “Stranger” is a word with many connotations. What comes to mind when you think of a stranger?
  3. Why would the chance that you’re “entertaining angels” be important?
  4. Hebrews 13:3 admonishes us to put ourselves in another person’s shoes. What’s more difficult to imagine, the person in prison or the person mistreated? Why?
  5. Leviticus 19:34 has a similar message as Hebrews 13:3 (treat the stranger as you would want to be treated), but Leviticus has a reminder of who we once were. What is it? Why is it important?
  6. Think about a time when you were welcomed as a stranger (as a new member of a group, office, etc.). What did it feel like to be accepted and welcomed by someone? Think of the opportunities you have to do the same sometime this week.

Children’s Questions

  1. Who is a stranger to you? What does that word mean?
  2. The word “hospitality” in Hebrews 13:2 means to be friendly to someone. If you are friendly to a stranger, what might happen?
  3. Hebrews 13:3 tells us we should think about others as if their problems were our problems. When you do this, how does it change the way you think?
  4. Your parents have probably told you not to talk to adults who are strangers, and that’s smart. But what about other children your age, or in your class? How can you be friendly to them?
  5. Have you ever been a stranger (the new kid in class, or been in a place where you didn’t know anybody)? Was there someone who was friendly to you? How did it make you feel?

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