Who’s Seated at Your Table?
Your fondest memories are likely to include food. Weddings, holidays, graduation parties, and big birthday celebrations often have a time of sitting down and sharing a meal together. We love to gather with those closest to us and eat! It was no different in the early church. In fact, a large part of Acts 15 has to do with how Christians of different cultures and backgrounds could sit down and enjoy fellowship around a table together. When that fellowship was threatened, the church responded.
Too often in church we are comfortable only enjoying life together with those like us. The early church took action to make sure that culture was not a dividing factor. I’d encourage you to read through Acts 15 before listening and ask yourself honestly, “Who is seated at our table?” If the people at our table are just like us, it’s probably time to change seats.