The Table

Changing Chairs

The Table

Lesson 3: Changing Chairs

December 10 & 11, 2016

 

John 6:35 Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst. New American Standard Bible

 

#1 MATURITY MEANS…

I STAY AT THE TABLE.

 

Acts 2:46 They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity 47 All the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved. New Living Translation

 

Ephesians 4:15 ...speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. New International Version

 

#2 MATURITY MEANS…

I BRING SOMETHING TO THE TABLE.

 

1 Peter 4:10-11 Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit…” The Message Bible

 

Luke 22:27-30 “Who would you rather be: the one who eats the dinner or the one who serves the dinner? You’d rather eat and be served, right? But I’ve taken my place among you as the one who serves.”

 

“…Now I confer on you the royal authority my Father conferred on me so you can eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and be strengthened as you take up responsibilities among the congregations of God’s people. The Message Bible

 

CHAIR 3 SAYS IT’S NOT ABOUT ME.

 

1 Peter 5:5 “…And all of you must put on the apron of humility, to serve one another.” Good News Translation

 

#3 MATURITY MEANS…

I MULTIPLY.

 

Luke 14:23 “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come inso that my house will be full. New International Version

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