In Jesus’ day, meals were public proclamations of kinship and association. Those interested in climbing certain social ladders and maintaining a proper public imaged were most careful with whom they ate and drank. However, throughout the Gospels, Jesus was quite pleased to spend time with inglorious nobodies and notorious sinners. Hear the testimony of Mark: And as he reclined at table in … More Inglorious Nobodies and Notorious Sinners
Jesus was in the upper room at the table with his disciples. They were keeping the the Annual Passover, the Last Supper, the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist, or Holy Communion. On that evening, Jesus had welcomed his disciples, honored them by washing their feet, ate and drank with them, and engaged in theological discourse. It was … More We are not Worthy, but we are Welcome
This Sunday, at Palmetto Hills Presbyterian Church, our congregation will celebrate the Lord’s Supper towards the conclusion of the morning service. At our particular church, we partake monthly — perhaps we should do so more often — and it is a sweet opportunity for us to: Remember Christ’s past grace for us given at the cross; … More Do I Have to Fence the Table Again?