Previous Sermon Series: Fed by Grace | Food in the Gospels

In the story of Jesus as told by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, food plays a major role.  As a symbol for spiritual things, as an occasion for social interaction, as a staging area for grace and truth, food seems to be everywhere and significant in the four Gospels.  This series is an invitation to sit at table with Jesus Christ; it’s a call to community and hospitality; it’s the sounding of a dinner bell ringing out, “Come and Eat!”

January 12 – “John, the Bug Eater” (Mark 1:1-8; Luke 7: 20-35)

January 19 – “Stones to Bread” (Matthew 4:1-11)

January 26 – “Feeding the Crowds, Forming the Twelve” (Luke 9:10-27)

February 2 –  “The Bread of Life” (John 6:22-59)

February 9 – “The Bread of Life – Part 2” (John 6:41-71)

February 16 – “Invitations” (Luke 14:1-24)

February 23 – “Give Her Something to Eat (Mark 5:21-43)

March 09 – “Give Her Nothing to Eat (Mark 7:14-37)

March 16:- “Anyone Who Thirsts (John 7:28-53)

March 23 – “Mary, Martha and Lazarus (Luke 10:38-42; John 12:1-11)

March 30 – “Food and Clothing” (Luke 12:13-41)

April 6 – “The True Vine (John 15:1-11)

April 13 – “He Became Hungry” (The Fig Tree) Luke 13:1-9; Mark 11:12-22

April 18 – “The Cup” Mark 10:32-45; 14:36

April 20 – “He Took and Ate” Luke 24:36-52

Suggested readings on food and faith:

Bread and the Hungry Soul:  The Meaning and Metaphor of Eating – Leon Cass

Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating – Norman Wirzba

A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community & Mission Around the Table – Tim Chester

Eating Your Way Through Luke’s Gospel – Robert Harris

Contagious Holiness – Jesus’ Meals with Sinners – Craig L. Blomberg