What If The Church- Week 3 - EAT!

Series Big Idea:  God has blessed me so I can bless people where I live, work, and play.

 

Teaching Big Idea:  Eating and drinking with others is a powerful expression of welcome and acceptance.

 

Begin in prayer:  Begin in prayer for each other.

 

Talk It Over:  

Ice Breaker:  What are your favorite places to eat? Favorite foods?  When did you last eat with someone outside your family?

 

Scripture:

 “I will bless you…and you will be a blessing…and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” Genesis 12:2-3

 

 Questions:  

  • Have you experienced the blessing of being invited to eat with others?
  • What have you seen among people who don’t know each other well eating together?

 

Statement:  Sharing a meal is an act of grace:

 

Questions:

  • Why is sharing a meal an act of grace? 
  • How could you share a meal this week?
  • Who would you share it with?

 

Challenge:

Start personally and start in your home. I dare you. I dare you in the name of Jesus Christ. … Begin by opening your home for community … You don’t need a big program. … All you have to do is open your home and begin.

--Francis Schaeffer

 

Questions:

  • Could you open your home?
  • What is your next step?

 

Conclude in Prayer:  Pray for courage to share a meal this week.