"The King of Cuisine"
Passage: Luke 9:7–9:27
Sunday Sermon: May 27th, 2018
“Now in this desolate place the humble and hungry are satisfied (Luke 9:17), while the mighty on their thrones seek Jesus, but cannot see him (9:9). In this desolate place as a group of needy people gather together and share food, with Jesus at the center and with Jesus as the provider, we see God’s coming world glimpsed right here, right now. When your church family gathers together as a group of needy people and shares food with Jesus at the center and with Jesus as the provider, you glimpse God’s coming world right here, right now. The Christian community is the beginning and sign of God’s coming world—and no more so than when we eat together. Our meals are a foretaste of the future messianic banquet. Our meals reveal the identity of Jesus. Our meals are a proclamation and demonstration of God’s good news.” A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table, Tim Chester
1. The most important question in the universe: Who is Jesus? What did He do?
2. The meal reveals Jesus.
3. In the meal, we receive grace.
4. In the meal, we give grace.; in the meal, we show Jesus. We are hospitable in the overflow of His grace.
“seek to show hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them.” Romans 12:13b-14 ESV
"Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13:1–2 ESV
“Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.” 1 Peter 4:9 ESV
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