Table Talks

Community Recipes of Love

Talk 1: Lost Sheep

WELCOME to our exciting teaching series, TABLE TALKS: Community Recipes of Love. For the next few weeks, we’ll re-embrace our family identity, family vision, and our common strategy for fulfilling this high vision.

The series is titled TABLE TALKS: Community Recipes of Love because it’s about the eternal reality of God’s Love for us– which we must share with the unchurched. And we can best do this by inviting them to casual meetings around a table, especially having meals with them.

Talk 1, titled Lost Sheep, is about what our Feast does or does not do about finding and embracing those who have left our church and encouraging or inspiring those who have not joined us.

Talk 2: Matthew’s Table

We’re now in Talk 2 of our series, TABLE TALKS: Community Recipes of Love– which unpacks who we are—our family identity, destiny, and strategy to reach that vision.

Our mission is to reach out to the lost and make them disciples of Jesus. The way to make them follow Jesus is to let them experience God’s Love.

So, the key message of Talk 2 is God loves sinners.

Talk 2 is titled Matthew’s Table because the Talk is based on the story of Matthew, the tax collector who invited Jesus and his disciples to his home as dinner guests. At that time, tax collectors were regarded as sinners because they extorted excessive sums on behalf of the Roman Empire occupying Israel. Jesus accepted Matthew’s invitation, demonstrating that He loves sinners.

And this is our mission too.

Talk 3: The Greatest Party in the Universe

We’re now in Talk 3 of our series, TABLE TALKS:Community Recipes of Love– which unpacks who we are—our family identity, destiny, and strategy to reach that vision.

Talk 3 is titled The Greatest Party in the Universe because it is about the party God invites us to join– for us to grow spiritually.

Talk 3 is based on the story of the Prodigal Son who takes his inheritance from his father, squanders it at parties, then goes back empty-handed to his father who holds a party for him for finally coming home.

At this party, there are three characters that can represent the three stages of how to grow spiritually.

At every Feast, God is holding a party of mercy! The key message of Talk 3 is Join the party.

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