Table of Stories

January 27, 2017



Here's how we'll set the table on Sunday: with stories. After each story a different part of the table will be put in place.






Once a while group of people


fell out with Jesus


because he broke some rules


and did something when the rules said he shouldn’t


But Jesus lived by rules


when someone is hungry, feed them


when someone hurts, help them


and it doesn’t matter what day of the week it is


love comes first


then come the rules




Table Cloth left side






Thrown in a pit by his brothers


he was sold into Egyptian slavery


but chance turned things round


and he found his brothers


unaware of who he was


And caught between retaliation and compassion


Joseph chose compassion


and love won again




Table clothes right side






Here’s a man with a big heart.


But he was a small man.


and to see Jesus


he climbed a tree


Spied by the saviour


he was taken to tea


feeding a hungry soul


and a longing for justice




Plates of bread






A Samaritan


and an opportunity


to do for others


the loving thing


Here in this story


you see what a good neighbour looks like


clothed as your enemy


yet helping a stranger


on roadside, wrong side, any side






Trays of wine




The widow met a prophets need,


little was more than enough


in the hands of God.


the bread never ran out


the gift that was given


was an abundance of grace


Every table from then on


was filled with the generosity of God






Any final items




Welcome to the table


the table of stories


But these childhood stories grow up


into this story


set out on this table...



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