This Lent our discussion will be based on Meeting Jesus at the Table.
The Gospels are full of stories of Jesus sharing meals with disciples, friends, even tax collectors and Pharisees.
This eight-chapter resource provides biblical insights along with thought-provoking queries regarding our own time, such as whom should we invite to Sunday dinner and who is left out and left behind in our culture today.
The book is available from Amazon and other booksellers.
We will be meeting on Wednesday nights at 7pm each week during Lent.
Other Lenten Study material you may like to consider includes:
TEARFUND. Pray Like This is a seven-week series of prayer, art and spiritual practices to help you follow Jesus’ teaching in the Lord’s Prayer, and explore the intersection of prayer and justice in your discipleship. A free emailed or mailed reflection bringing content and reflections from International and Australian contributors. Digital series of emails and longer reflections on our website will arrive every Wednesday morning for the seven weeks of Lent, beginning with Week One on Wednesday 22 February 2023. You can sign up here
FAILURE: The Archbishop of Canterbury Lenten Reflection. An invitation to a more nuanced understanding of what sort of failure we’re dealing with might just allow us to make friends with it and respond more appropriately. This idea leads us ‘Towards an (Imperfect) Theology of Failure’. As the book draws to an end, we are reminded of our calling to live life to the full, to take risks despite our fears. We are bound sometimes to fail! Yet gazing at Jesus – who looked like the greatest failure of all – we may discern in the heartache, vulnerability and humility of failure, the glory of the cross. More information here
BACKYARD PILGRIM: Forty Days at Godspeed. This reflection begins with a 40 minute film GODSPEED, which ends where our local pilgrimage can begin. It is a pilgrimage not only to recover where you live and discover what God is already doing in your neighborhood, but also to learn to live there as God’s child. Living at Godspeed is not first about a pace of life, as though simply going slower will solve everything. This guided pilgrimage follows 2 paths: one biblical, one local . . . The BIBLE PATH – 40 verses from Genesis to John’s Gospel following the story of God’s first question to Adam & Eve, “Where are you?” to Jesus Christ’s answer on our behalf: “Here I am for you, in places you’d never expect.” The LOCAL PATH is a particular physical route each pilgrim chooses, and commits to walking 15 minutes a day for forty days. From $8, physical or digital. More information here