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A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission Around the Table Tim Chester A Meal with Jesus Discovering Grace Community and Mission Around the Table The meals of Jesus represent something bigger They represent a new world a new kingdom a new outlook Tim Chester brings to light God s purposes in the seemingly ordinary act of sharing a meal how th

  • Title: A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission Around the Table
  • Author: Tim Chester
  • ISBN: 9781433521362
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Meal with Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission Around the Table Tim Chester The meals of Jesus represent something bigger They represent a new world, a new kingdom, a new outlook.Tim Chester brings to light God s purposes in the seemingly ordinary act of sharing a meal how this everyday experience is really an opportunity for grace, community, and mission Chester challenges contemporary understandings of hospitality as he urges us to evaluate wThe meals of Jesus represent something bigger They represent a new world, a new kingdom, a new outlook.Tim Chester brings to light God s purposes in the seemingly ordinary act of sharing a meal how this everyday experience is really an opportunity for grace, community, and mission Chester challenges contemporary understandings of hospitality as he urges us to evaluate why and who we invite to our table Learn how you can foster grace and bless others through the rich fare being served in A Meal with Jesus.
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    1. I was really excited to read this book, and I really wanted to love it, but I just kinda didn t I didn t hate it either, and there was certainly some good stuff in there, but it didn t offer the inspiration and encouragement I d hoped for That may be my fault I may have been wanting it to be something other than what it was, and therefore rendered myself unable to appreciate it I think what was most lacking was illustrative stories How does eating together change us and our world This interview [...]

    2. Excellent book I read it on Kindle but enjoyed it so much that I want to re read it in paper My only problem big disagreement with Chester is his view on the Lord s Supper NOTE I read it on the paper for the second time in April 2013 Read it again on 2015.I appreciate that Chester in the second chapter of his book p.52 deals with the issue of excommunication.Here are a few of my favorite quotes Food matters Meal matters meals are full of significance Few acts are expressive of companionship tha [...]

    3. If you thought I was through with my passion to learn about the eschatological factor of feasting, especially how it is portrayed in the gospel of Luke, you are sadly mistaken Interestingly, I can be the same way with my theology as I am with food I seem to have a propensity to get hooked to the point where I begin weaving my new cravings into all kinds of recipes It takes a long time for me to move on Currently, I am in an avocado, asparagus, jalapeno, coconut, and peanut butter ice cream phase [...]

    4. This book had not only detailed observations about the spiritual significance of food and meals but also wonderful thoughts into the importance of community and ministry of hospitality The overlap of theology and practice of eating with others intentionally is explained in fascinating depth I am not a foodie or an avid cook, but I am inspired from reading this to give thought into the role of food in faith and serving God rather than having only a pure utilitarian attitude This book is uniquely [...]

    5. After reading this book, I have to ask Should we be serving wine at church instead of coffee Here s a book that actually makes the Christian life feel much simpler and obvious than we ve made it Forget the anxieties that a book like Crazy Love can produce Read A Meal with Jesus and you ll walk away with the realization that Jesus method can be our method Just eat with people Take the time to prepare food and sit down to eat it with others and in doing so get to know your neighbors, your coworke [...]

    6. I feel I should apologize for only giving this book three stars It really is very good, and succeeds at what it tries to do My only real complaint is that it falls short of what it could, indeed should, have been.Strictly from the perspective of content, I agree with much Tim Chester has to say in this book, particularly with his too brief, in my opinion criticism of the ritualization of the Lord s Supper Eucharist Communion in our churches We re the group in town whose central meal involves a f [...]

    7. 4 stars only because it had some insightful moments and because it has such unique content Really appreciated how it encourages meal times as an opportunity to live out the gospel and get into the life of others Definitely was thought provoking in seeing how Jesus used meals and what meals represent I feel as though meals have lost so much of its value since many like to eat alone these days watching TV shows instead and dis engaging from the community However, meals promote community and chance [...]

    8. A great book dealing with the centrality of meals in the gospel story with a particular focus on Luke Chester does a good job showing the importance of hospitality for Christians and does so in an encouraging way.

    9. I already hinted around about my review of A Meal with Jesus here Missional Living A Meal for the Sake of the Gospel Over the last year the Spirit is really moving my heart into a deeper understanding of the gospel Three themes have contributed to this growth in my own life racism, adoption, and food These three are all connected directly to our understanding of the gospel and how that looks practically I would argue it looks primarily like a family A Meal for Jesus is an exposition of shared me [...]

    10. I expected this book to be an encouragement in hospitality, about how we should feast with others because fellowship happens around a table It was this, but it was much, much I came away with a desire to practice radical love, a healthy appreciative view of food, and an appreciation for just how important eating drinking with people was in Jesus life It offered such a beautiful picture of celebrating the Lord s goodness now and looking forward to celebrating with Him around a table in heaven.

    11. An investigation of the role of food in Christian community and evangelism It was surprising to me that the Bible addresses the subject of food quite often Though the overall focus of this small book is practical, Chester also develops a mini theology of food and eating that begs further investigation Pastoral in nature, and sometimes a bit haughty in tone, the book is a small and inspirational guide to approaching eating as a devotional engagement with God and a intentional engagement with oth [...]

    12. I m about to lead a group from my church through this book as we are seeking to help one another better fulfill our church covenant, especially through hospitality and organic community I think this book will serve us well I appreciate the author s brevity, that each chapter of the book is tied to a portion of the Gospel of Luke, and it can be easily applied In fact, I intend to assign some homework after each chapter homework intended to help us put into practice what we have read The book is e [...]

    13. A simple practice sharing a meal with profound and far reaching biblical implications and possibilities I am grateful for this book and its insights I love how immensely practical and deeply theological this book it while also being relatively short for a Christian book the writing is excellent and inspiring a must read for everyone

    14. It is remarkable how central eating is to the central storyline of Scripture, the ministry of Jesus, and the mission of the church Chester unfolds all this ever so helpfully.

    15. I read this book while preparing a series of sermons surrounding the meals Jesus ate in the Gospel of Luke.

    16. The title and description of A Meal with Jesus Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table immediately caught my eye and I knew it was definitely a book I d like to review Developing a heart for hospitality in our family is something we try to be intentional about so I m always on the lookout for good resources.A Meal with Jesus is different than most other books I ve seen about hospitality Rather than focusing on how to do hospitality, it focuses on the theology behind hospitalit [...]

    17. Tim Challies has pulled out some interesting quotes about families eating together and the importance of community and eating as an expression of dependence and how our modern set up blinds us to this2011 09 05 just barely started reading this, but what I read made me think Mr Chester s wife should have been the one writing this book instead of him He talks in the beginning about being grateful for how much she puts into cheerfully making meals for their family Later however, as an example of a [...]

    18. Do you find it difficult to find time to spend with people from church or your non Christian friends If the answer is yes, then Tim Chester has the answer Eat with them.If you immediately think that s impossible, it s likely you have confused entertaining with eating Why wait until the kids are in bed Why hide the family away Why not just invite them to share with your family a meal Change the way you view meals and you suddenly find that you have 21 new mission possibilities without adding anyt [...]

    19. Food connects us with family, friends and strangers Tim Chester makes the argument in A Meal with Jesus that meals should be an integral and significant part of our shared life, and that they actually embody and enact our mission as Christ followers He says, If you share a meal 3 4 times a week and you have a passion for Jesus, then you will be building up the Christian community and reaching out in mission While I enjoy hosting, cooking, and having people to my home, I have made several excuses [...]

    20. MY REVIEW I have always known that The Son of Man came to seek and save the lost but never have I thought about The Son of Man coming to eat and drink as found in Luke 7 34 In this short, yet very thought provoking read Tim Chester digs into the book of Luke to show us how Jesus used meals as than just a time to nourish His body but rather a time to feed the souls of many Using the example of Jesus, Chester exhorts us in 6 chapter to apply the service of hospitality in our own lives to minister [...]

    21. It has been a while since a book so surprised and delighted me as did A Meal With Jesus by Tim Chester The way in which something so mundane and average as a meal was vested with such theological depth and significance was astounding And yet, Tim is only following in the pattern that Jesus set in his ministry He has found the gospel in the grub, or as the subtitle puts it Discovering grace, community, and mission around the table Jesus is called a glutton and drunkard, a friend of tax collectors [...]

    22. I read this quickly, much quicker than I thought I would actually The title of the book is what caught my eye way back when I added it to my to read list Sharing a meal together is such an act of intimacy and community that I was curious to see how Chester brought Jesus into it Using the Book of Luke as his main text Chester shows us how meals enact grace, community, hope, mission, salvation, and promise He does it succinctly yet thoroughly I appreciated his outline of each chapter s purpose and [...]

    23. A great, short book on the theology behind food Anyone looking to understand on the subject of communion, missional community, or hospitality needs to read this I discovered this book while searching online for articles about Gospel centered hospitality, and so I ordered it on Chester s co authored book Total Church revolutionized the way I viewed community, and this one did not fail to revolutionize my view on hospitality and meal sharing He spends the entirety of the book outlining the book o [...]

    24. This is an exciting book to me, although also penetrating in that it shows up the areas of superficiality in my life and practice of discipleship There premise is that The Son of Man came eating and drinking and there is far theological depth in that statement than I have ever even considered This quote is the one that grabbed my attention There are three ways the New Testament completes the sentence, 1CThe Son of Man came 1D 1CThe Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his [...]

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