In Acts 2, we read about how meal-sharing was common among the first Christians. The way they ate together was based on how Jesus did table fellowship with others. Author Len Sweet explains that, “At the table, sitting together, facing each other, talking to each other—good food, good conversation, good laughs, good stories—we learn the good news of the God who eats good food with bad people. There is nothing else like it in the world. To bring back the vigor to Christianity, to reverse the church’s attrition rate, we must bring back the table.”
When we commit to sharing meals together, Jesus, the Lord of the Table, gets into the midst of our table fellowship by his Spirit, and works in powerful ways to unite us together as a church family, and to draw outsiders to himself.