The Table

Welcome to the Table

The Table

Lesson 1: Welcome to the Table

November 26 & 27, 2017

 

We’re here because of Who invited us, not because of Who we are.

 

John 6:35 Jesus replied: I am the bread that gives life! No one who comes to me will ever be hungry. No one who has faith in me will ever be thirsty. Contemporary English Version

Matthew 9:10 While he was having dinner at Matthew's home, many tax collectors and notorious sinners arrived and began eating with Jesus and his disciples. 11 The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and notorious sinners?"12 When Jesus heard that, he said, "Healthy people don't need a physician, but sick people do…' International Standard Version

 

Matthew 9:13 Go figure out what this Scripture means: 'I'm after mercy, not religion.' I'm here to invite outsiders, not coddle insiders." Message Bible

 

Luke 18:9 Jesus told a story to some people who thought they were better than others and who looked down on everyone else: 10 Two men went into the temple to pray. One was a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. Contemporary English Version

 

Luke 18:11 The Pharisee stood over by himself and prayed, "God, I thank you that I am not greedy, dishonest, and unfaithful in marriage like other people. And I am really glad that I am not like that tax collector over there. 12 I go without eating for two days a week, and I give you one tenth of all I earn." Contemporary English Version

 

Luke 18:13 The tax collector stood off at a distance and did not think he was good enough even to look up toward heaven. He was so sorry for what he had done that he pounded his chest and prayed, "God, have pity on me! I am such a sinner.” 14 Then Jesus said, "When the two men went home, it was the tax collector and not the Pharisee who was pleasing to God…" Contemporary English Version

Galatians 2:21 I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die. New Living Translation

 

Luke 19:1-2 Then Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 2Now behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus who was a chief tax collector, and he was rich. New King James Version

 

Luke 19:3 And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not because of the crowd, for he was of short stature. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him, for He was going to pass that way. New King James Version

 

Luke 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up and saw him, and said to him, “Zacchaeus, make haste and come down, for today I must stay at your house.” 6 So he made haste and came down, and received Him joyfully. 7 But when they saw it, they all complained, saying, “He has gone to be a guest with a man who is a sinner.” New King James Version

 

Luke 19:9 And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because he also is a son of Abraham; 10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” New King James Version

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