Party Like Jesus: Meals, Celebrations, & the Heart of God


There are all kinds of notions about who Jesus was. A Jewish teacher of the law. God in the flesh. A left-of-center teacher and philosopher. The resurrected son of God. 

But among all the popular perceptions, not many think of Jesus as a partier. However, if you take a survey of the life of Jesus, meals and celebrations were a integral part of his life. It is written about Jesus that he came "eating and drinking" (Luke 7:34). And when Jesus wasn't at parties, he was talking about them. Many of Jesus' teachings and parables have meals and celebrations at their center.

So what can we learn from Jesus' food-and-drink saturated life? How might this aspect of Jesus change the way we view God and other people? We explore those questions and more in our series, Party Like Jesus.


Week 1: The Best Wine
Kent Bateman / September 10, 2017 / John 2:1-11

Week 2: It’s Not My Party (and I’ll Cry if I Want To)
Kent Bateman / September 17, 2017 / Luke 15:1-2, 25-32

Week 3: The Guest List
Kent Bateman / September 24, 2017 / Luke 14:12-24

Week 4: The Party Crasher
Kent Bateman / October 1, 2017 / Luke 7:36-50

Week 5: The (Almost) Last Supper
Kent Bateman & Jeff Hsiang / October 8, 2017 / Mark 14:12-16, 22-25