Finishing our series, "A Meal with Jesus," Luke worked through the passage describing when Jesus' disciples were on the Road to Emmaus and how they came to know and experience Jesus.
Looking to Jesus' parable about the Great Feast, we explored how Jesus' expressions of hospitality were powerful ways of joining God's mission.
Working through Luke 9's "feeding of the thousands," Luke spent time talking about how meals are able to communicate hope to those who are invited!
In this sermon, pastor Luke looked to Luke 7 as a model where Jesus used meals to build and maintain community. Jesus' scandalous grace looked past the outward appearances of people and saw them for who they were -- created in God's image and in need of a Savior.
Have you ever noticed how Jesus spent a lot of time eating with people? Throughout the Gospel of Luke, we see Jesus having meal after meal after meal! Why is that? What is Jesus doing? In this series, Pastor Luke aims to explore the various meals that Jesus participated in as we discover grace, community, and mission around the table.