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Meals with Jesus

Meals with Jesus

So many of the most revolutionary moments of Jesus’ teachings that we see in the gospels happen around meals.   This because of what sharing a meal means to us now and more importantly what it meant to the people of Jesus’ day.  Meals were a ‘boundary of intimacy’; to share a meal with someone was to acknowledge and accept them to some level.   That is what was so shocking about the people Jesus ate with- they were sinners just like us.  He turned things upside down by embracing the weak, sinful, and cast-off.  He invites us to receive that same grace and extend it to others.
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Enacted Hope

Jeff Hancock
Sunday 15 March 2015
Throughout these meals with Jesus that we have been exploring- we have seen the recurring theme that Jesus is the Bread of Life.  He welcomes us all to His table and provides Himself for the nourishment of the human soul.   Jesus Christ is the hope of the world.  One of the amazing truths of the gospel is that the Church is to be the agent of delivery for that hope.   And we do it by living like Him- opening our tables to others, investing our heart in them, and inviting them to an encounter with Jesus.  
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Enacted Community

Jeff Hancock
Sunday 08 March 2015
At the dinner table Jesus put into action the heart and mission of God.   He not only displayed religion-wrecking grace but He forever showed that His community would be based on the same kind of love and grace.  To be the community of Jesus is to be deeply aware of and grateful for our own forgiveness.  That reality of God’s forgiveness of us drives to enter into the lives of others with the same grace we have been shown.
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Enacted Grace

Jeff Hancock
Sunday 01 March 2015
So many of the most revolutionary moments of Jesus’ teachings that we see in the gospels happen around meals.   This because of what sharing a meal means to us now and more importantly what it meant to the people of Jesus’ day.  Meals were a ‘boundary of intimacy’; to share a meal with someone was to acknowledge and accept them to some level.   That is what was so shocking about the people Jesus ate with- they were sinners just like us.  He turned things upside down by embracing the weak, sinful, and cast-off.  He invites us to receive that same grace and extend it to others.