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November 12, 2019

#TastyTuesday | Nick Pitts | Andy Bannister on reaching our neighbors without embarrassing Jesus

Carmen opens with the proclamation of #TastyTuesday. Taste and see that the Lord is good is a direct quote from Psalm 34:8 so how can we apply that TODAY in real life? 

She offers three quick ideas: Tasty Tuesday Tips to help those around you taste and see that the Lord is good – 

  1. If you eat out, pray with a thankful heart for whatever you eat or drink and acknowledge the talent of the person who prepared and served you. Ask them if there is a way you can pray for them as you thank God for the blessing of their service and the food. 
  2. If you share a meal today with anyone else, pray with them that Christ would be made known between you and through you to others in the breaking of the bread. Walk to Emmaus, Luke 24:13-35 
  3. Think about all the stories you know from the Gospels where Jesus shares a meal with people. The meal at the home of Mary and Martha, the meal where the woman washes Jesus’ feet with her tears, anoints them with expensive nard, the meal at the home of the tax collector who becomes the disciple Matthew, the meal at the home of Zaccheus, and of course the Last Supper Jesus shares with his disciples in the Upper Room on the night he is betrayed. Every meal Jesus ate, he ate with sinners. There’s a lesson in there for us. But there’s another meal prepared and set as a wedding feast for Christ the Son of God to share with all those redeemed through Him. Revelation 9:6-9 says, “6 Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; 8 it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”— for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. 9 And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.” 

O that we might live today in great anticipation of that day – and help others taste and see that the Lord is good on this Tasty Tuesday!

Carmen talks with Nick Pitts about the day’s headlines and then with Andy Bannister about how we can share the Gospel with our neighbors without embarrassing Jesus.

 


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