The Bible considers generosity to be radical, deeply unselfish living in every area of life. It’s possible to be technically generous––writing big checks. It’s possible to be generous with your money, but not be a generous-hearted person. There are many currencies besides money, and we’re looking at those other areas of our lives in which we should be generous.

We now come to one that is very underestimated in importance: hospitality. If anyone says, “Oh, that doesn’t exactly sound like an awesome subject,” give me a chance. The three sections in our passage are about these three subjects: First, the inner ring. Secondly, the open home. Thirdly, the pauper’s feast, the feast of the poor. Let me show you what they all have in common.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on October 14, 2012. Series "Generosity: Studies from the Gospel of Luke". Scripture: Luke 14:7-24.

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