Dinner with Jesus
We're excited about our new message series beginning this Sunday called "Dinner with Jesus." Among the many things there are to love about Jesus, one of the most precious attributes is how he met people in the midst of their lives. The New Testament is full of instances where Jesus showed up next to people as they worked, mourned, celebrated, and broke bread.
A Savior whose love language is food is a Savior worth serving! All kidding aside, the point is Jesus sat down with people from all walks of life and all beliefs. Some wanted nothing to do with religion, while others spent their lives devoted to it. Others fished, collected taxes, and worked as physicians. The collective table involved men, women, children, saints, and sinners. His menu also included heaping portions of patience and grace, but he also freely passed around gentle rebukes when needed.
The point? Jesus isn't afraid of your tough questions. He's not afraid of your background, dark secrets, or screw ups. Pull up a seat around His table this month. GracePointe looks forward to sitting next to you. In the meantime, here are some verses we hope will encourage you.
"Dinner with Jesus" is served this Sunday!
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God." (I Corinthians 1:3-4)
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 16:33)
"May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had." (Romans 15:2)
"Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Luke 12:6-7
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)