Current Series

Great Meals of the Bible

There is much that happens around the table.

On the surface, a meal is about sustaining our bodies. But it can also include moments of sharing, story-telling, enjoyment, laughter, and bonding. In a very real way, the simple act of eating as a community can provide glimpses into God’s New Creation.

Time and again, Jesus taught deeply while he ate, got into trouble for what he ate, or was questioned for eating with certain people at the table. In the Old Testament, the sharing of the meal often represents the sharing of life itself, with many stories turning on the moment of eating.

This summer, we shall be exploring the stories behind the meals throughout the Bible—for what physically nourished our ancestors may nourish our spirits today. Once again we will be sharing the series with Jubilee Mennonite Church. Sermons will be preached twice: once at Jubilee on Thursdays at 7:00pm, and once again at River East on Sunday mornings.