Luke 15:2 (called to His supper)

05 Nov Luke 15:2 (called to His supper)

Let’s welcome God today by reflecting on this short Living In Faith Exchange (LIFE) Group devotion (, which is based on Living Faith. All whatsoever you do in word or in work, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Col. 3:17

This man welcomes sinners and eats with them. Luke 15:2 (full readings)

Living Faith snippets: “Jesus welcomes us to his Church just as we are and invites us to dine with him at the eucharistic table. When we do, we come into real and pure communion with him and receive his mercy, healing and forgiveness.” by Steve Givens
Rich’s comments: Growing up, my parents and I never ate dinner at the table. Sadly enough we spent many of our dinners behind individual trays watching TV. I am happy that my wife has made every effort for us to eat at the dinner table. At the dinner table, we not only share our food, but we share our lives as we talk together, laugh, and share stories with one another. Eating dinner together at the table tells us that we belong and are loved. Jesus invites us to His table, because He wants us to know that we belong and are loved. Happy are those who are called to His supper. Amen.

Faith Challenges: Let’s all invite one person each week (John 14:6) to join our LIFE Group (~250 of God’s children).
* NEW: Invite someone to church this Sunday and let them feel welcome.

Counter-Culture News: LifeSiteNews, American Family Association, Priests for Life
* Let’s never forget the horrific reality of abortion (images)…#1 cause of death in America. Let’s courageously share ProLife Truth to create social tension for exposing abortion’s unjust peace…rebuilding a Culture of Life (Matt 5:16) and setting the unborn free!
* Abortions Still Alive In Obama-Care…take action and let your voice be heard before it’s too late!

Our Prayers: Those who pray together stay together. Fasting ideas in footnote below.
* Prayer to end abortion, abused children, chastity, peace, our enemies, our troops, depression/despair, prisoners, ProLife politicians, illnesses/injuries, jobs, natural disasters, refugees, addictions, persecuted believers, Peters family (JP in hospital), Lynn Bishara (for son Alex), Joe Hourigan (for brother Mike), Doug Young (special intention), Beth O’Connor (Shannon Bohannon-recovering from brain surgery; Dennis O’Connor – hospitalized with pneumonia & suffering from congestive heart failure; Aurora White – broken leg; father-in-law – poor health; Aunt Linda DePalma – breast cancer).
* NEW: Natalie Cornell (brother-in-law had kidney & gall bladder removed)

Faith Quote: “A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.” – Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby, advice columnist)

Through Christ our Lord,
James 1:22

* Prayer: Prayer connects us with God’s will & His miracles, changing us & helping others. ‘If you pray that God will move a mountain and He doesn’t, assume Christ wants you to climb it instead.’
* Fasting: Let’s fast from things that take our eyes off Jesus (selfishness, pornography, bitterness, criticalness, impatience, gossip, excessive video games, etc) and take on things that fix our eyes on Jesus (selflessness, kindness, compassion, forgiveness, patience, understanding, caring, helping, listening).
* Defend the unborn: ‘Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and let them die’ (Prov 24:11). ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you’ (Jer 1:5). ‘It is a great poverty that a child must die that you might live as you wish’ (Blessed Mother Teresa).
* Evangelization: Let’s make room for unbelievers (be a friend, make a friend, lead a friend to Christ) and perpetual re-evangelization of self and those near us, by way of daily prayer (relationship) and following Christ’s example of selfless love, mercy, and service (Matt 28:19).

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