Grace and Community at God's Table

Passage:Luke 14:1-14

Preacher: Dave Cottrill

There is much in Jesus' life and teaching that is centered on the concept of "Table Fellowship". When we host a meal or are invited to a meal, there can be a lot of anxiety about doing things properly. In today's passage from Luke 14, Jesus has been invited to dinner and tells two parables about what it means to host and to be gracious. These parables are not just good advice about Christian table manners, but indeed reveal to us the graciousness of God, who hosts a banquet for us and for which we can never repay, but simply come with grateful hearts.