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Jesus used meals to build bridges with people who weren't like Him—something that got Him into a lot of trouble with the religious leaders. The goal for this week is to make your table a place where you build relationships with people who are different from you. 

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    Then 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. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”


Luke 14:12-14


How can your table build bridges?


Share a meal with someone this week who is different from you in at least one significant demographic: age, race, stage of life, relationship status, socioeconomic standing, political leaning, etc. 

What can you learn about their life or their perspectives over the course of the meal?


  • Read: A Meal with Jesus, Tim Chester

  • Cook: Plan to make a meal with someone. Share the experience of cooking the food as well as eating it. 

  • List: Who are some people in your life that you could build bridges with by inviting them into your home? 

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