Jesus used the dinner table to befriend the stranger and the sinner to talk about the Kingdom of God. At the Last Supper he instructed his disciples to take the meal of love and forgiveness and re-enact it whenever they gathered. In this way Jesus embedded the Gospel into the dinner table theology. What this meant to these first followers was to gather the poor and the strangers to an abundant table, eat a meal together, and talk about Jesus. We believe that Jesus’ dinner table theology still works today. A divine spark starts to occur that can only be explained by Revelation 3:20 (“Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you, and you with me.”), which makes it clear that Jesus still likes having dinner with sinners. He just needs his followers to set the table.
Please join us every Tuesday at the Olive Branch Bakery & Café (215 S. 2nd St.) starting at 6:00 pm to experience the reality of Jesus with the sharing of dinner, bread, music and discussion. There's a place at the table for you.