Join us at Winnipeg Centre Vineyard for our sermon mini series entitled “You Are Invited”.
Tables can be the place where family and friends gather. A place where we celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners. A table can be a place where meals are shared, and stories are told. It can be a place of laughter, tears, hard conversations, and prayer. Someone once said it could be a place where “old friends catch up and new friends are made.”
In “The Dinner Table as a Place of Connection, Brokenness, and Blessing,” Barry D. Jones writes:
“I’m convinced that one of the most important spiritual disciplines for us to recover in the kind of world in which we live, is the discipline of table fellowship.”
“Our dinner tables have the potential to be the most “missional” places in all of our lives. Perhaps before we invite people to Jesus or invite them to church, we should invite them to dinner. If table fellowship is a spiritual discipline that is vital for shaping and sustaining our life with God for the world, we need to make a point to share our tables with people who are in our lives but far from God. This was one of the most distinctive aspects of Jesus’s ministry.”
As we look at God’s grace through the life of David (2 Samuel 9:1-12) and look at the example of Jesus (Matthew 11:28-30), we can be encouraged to show grace, kindness and hospitality to others.