A Seat at the Table

A Seat at the Table

March 31

MARK 14:12-25

Today’s passage takes us into an intimate setting—the supper table. At the table, revelations are received. At the table, there’s a seat for both the faithful disciples as well as the betrayer. We see that Jesus is hospitable and welcomes everyone to his table. As God’s people we ought to do the same. Jesus institutes a special meal to commemorate the sacrifice he was soon to make for everyone.

Hospitality is inviting everyone to Christ’s table. Hospitality is feasting not only with those who are well but with those who are in need of the Great Physician. Hospitality is bringing humanity together across racial, cultural, class, and contextual boundaries, understanding that the blood of Jesus makes us one. May we be like Jesus and invite as many as we can into fellowship with him.

God, help me to reach across humanity and invite all I can into fellowship and communion with you. AMEN.

About the Author

David Washington | I am a church planter in Chicago, who founded and now pastors Kingdom Covenant Church Chicago. In addition to my pastoral work I serve as an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary and I am the author of Kingdom Church: A People Committed to the King’s Agenda (Xulon Press, 2017). I have had the privilege of serving in Christian ministry for more than 20 years with a passion for inner-city urban ministry.  I have been married to my wonderful wife of 24 years, Verneé Washington, and we have two young adult children. In my free time I love to read, bowl, watch films (especially documentaries), play basketball (with people my age!) and spend time with my family.

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