August 28, 2016
Worship Times: 8:30 & 10:45 am
Scripture: Luke 14:1-14
Who doesn't love a good potluck?
In the same way, I dearly love a good banquet parable. The gospels are full of them--each version with a slightly different nuance to teach us a certain truth about the love of God. And each, in its own unique way, brings us around a table with Jesus, and calls his words to life again.
One thing that all those banquet stories have in common though, is this: when you're at a table with Jesus, what's on the table doesn't matter nearly as much as who is at the table. If that sounds like something you've heard me say before...then that just means you were listening the last time. I say this every time there's a banquet parable, because every time, it is true. And what's even more fun about this week's text is that Jesus doesn't just mess with the guest list--he messes with the place cards.
Maybe we'll find some ways to mess with the place cards, too. Doesn't that always, always make for the most interesting sort of party? Hope you will come to ours. It's a Shalom Sunday, so bring the kids. And your spirit of adventure!
Our Shalom Statement
Saint Andrew Christian Church is a shalom community; a gathered people, seeking God’s peace, justice, healing, and wholeness in every part of our lives and world.
Celebrating our diversity, rejoicing in our unity, we welcome and affirm all children of God of any color, class, sexual orientation, age, gender, ability, or thought.
As members of the family of God, we share our beliefs, doubts, struggles, and growth.
Recipients of God’s boundless grace, forgiveness, and love, we in turn offer our gifts and invite the fellowship, gifts, leadership, and spirit of all who share God’s passion for shalom.
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