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A Meal With Jesus

A Meal With Jesus

Oct 13, 2019

Passage: Mark 2:13-17

Preacher: Joe Nasvytis

Series: Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

Category: Light of the World!



1. Since Jesus ____________ and discipled the unacceptable, God calls us to ___________ in Jesus’ mission the same way.

a. Jesus’ mission focused on accepting and forgiving _______________.

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost. (Lk. 19:10)

b. Jesus’ ____________ befriends people far from God.

While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and “sinners” were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. (Mark. 2:15)

When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” (Lk. 19:5)

The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and “sinners.” ’ But wisdom is proved right by her actions.” (Matt. 11:19)

But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” (Lk. 15:2)

Where sin increased, grace increased all the more. (Rom. 5:20b)

Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. (1Cor. 11:1)

You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. (Matt. 5:14-16)

2. Since Jesus’ mission often centered around ____________ , we can be intentional about __________ with people far from God.

And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” (Mk. 2:15-16)

a. Eating was a ___________ part of Jesus’ mission of reaching and restoring the world.

The LORD who commands armies will hold a banquet for all the nations on this mountain. At this banquet there will be plenty of meat and aged wine– tender meat and choicest wine…he will swallow up death permanently. The sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from every face and remove his people's disgrace from all the earth. Indeed, the LORD has announced it! At that time they will say, "Look, here is our God! We waited for him and he delivered us. Here is the LORD! We waited for him. Let's rejoice and celebrate his deliverance!" (Isa 25:6, 8, 9) 

b. We can make _____________ by intentionally ____________ with spiritually lost people.

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Heb. 13:2)

“Sharing meals together on a regular basis is one of the most sacred practices we can engage in as believers. Missional hospitality is a tremendous opportunity to extend the kingdom of God. We can literally eat our way into the kingdom of God! If every Christian household regularly invited a stranger or a poor person into their home for a meal once a week, we would literally change the world by eating!” — Right Here Right Now

On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him." (John 7:37-38)

3. Since Jesus meets our need for our souls to be __________ , we need to continually recognize our need for Jesus.

On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners." (Mark 2:15-17)  

a. Jesus only helps those who know we’re moral and spiritual _________.

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:” Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’ "But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ "I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted." (Luke 18:9-14)

b. Jesus heals us over time through the power of His ________ , His words, and healing ____________ with His people.

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. (Rev. 22:1-2)