Apostle John extols the church to practice hospitality.
(3 John 1:5-8).
We see from Scripture that there is a biblical pattern of intimacy, fellowship, support, and love surrounding the concept of sharing a meal with one another. So when someone in the first century church shared a meal or took someone into their home, they weren’t just offering a helping hand but they were sharing life. It was very personal and displayed to the watching world that they affirmed the teachings of the individual that they were taking into their home.
Biblical hospitality is a character trait that should characterize every believer in Christ.