October 20, 2019
THE TABLE | WEEK 3
Our church exists to see zero people unchanged by Jesus. In Luke 14, Jesus paints a beautiful picture of the Kingdom of God by telling the story of a great banquet. His vision for this Kingdom includes a seat for everyone who desires to join (zero lost people), community marked by humility (zero unconnected), a willingness to leave everything else behind (zero gods before God), radical generosity (zero needs among us), and people living into calling (zero unfulfilled callings). Join us as we take a seat at this table.
WEEKLY GIVING STATISTICS
(Fiscal Year Began June 1, 2019)
Last Week Weekly Need YTD
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21 DAYS OF PRAYER: October 6 - October 27
CENTER STUDENTS EVENT ‘Game Night’: October 27
DAVID DOERNER | FRONTLINE TEACHING PASTOR
Key Passages: New International Version (NIV)
Luke 14:1-6 1One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, he was being carefully watched. 2There in front of him was a man suffering from abnormal swelling of his body. 3Jesus asked the Pharisees and experts in the law, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath or not?" 4But they remained silent. So taking hold of the man, he healed him and sent him on his way. 5Then he asked them, "If one of you has a child or an ox that falls into a well on the Sabbath day, will you not immediately pull it out?" 6And they had nothing to say.
Luke 14:7-11 7When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honor at the table, he told them this parable: 8"When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, 'Give this person your seat.' Then, humiliated, you will have to take the least important place. 10But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, 'Friend, move up to a better place.' Then you will be honored in the presence of all the other guests. 11For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
Luke 14:12-14 12Then Jesus said to his host, "When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. 13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."
Matthew 25:37-40 37"Then the righteous will answer him, 'LORD, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' 40"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'