The holiday feasts are fast approaching. The threatened food shortages might make us think about food a little differently now! Food is so important to life, and it's also important to worship.
Beginning this Sunday we start a series called "Edible Offerings," looking at the food of worship. Why did people offer food to God? How does God use food to deepen our relationship with him?
Food represents our work. Tending soil and caring for animals takes a lot of effort. Even our jobs today are done to "put bread on the table."
And food is essential for life. No one can live without food. Even with all our advances in science, we can't get around metabolism.
Food also becomes an occasion for building relationships. Meal times are central to life in every culture since the beginning of civilization. Dining together brings people together. And good food makes for a good celebration!
Join us for Edible Offerings:
October 24, Sibling Rivalry, Genesis 4:1-12
October 31, Entertaining God, Genesis 18:1-15
November 7, A Meal to Remember, Exodus 12:1-14
November 21, The Meal, Luke 22:14-20