Meals as Enacted Grace

Luke 5:27-39

The Son Of Man Came Eating And Drinking

Luke 5:27-39

Sermon Notes

Preacher: Bill Dumphy


1. v27-28 - Jesus calls Levi

2. v29-30 - Levi makes a great feast and invites “a large company of tax collectors and others”, but the Pharisees don’t like it,

3. v31-32 - Jesus explains that he eats and drinks with sinners because it is those who are sick who need a physician,

4. v33-35 - Jesus goes on to explain why his disciples don’t fast,

5. Grace turns everything upside down


What are the implications of grace turning everything upside down?

  • We’ve been personally invited to come as we are to the table and extended the ultimate grace in salvation. This guarantees us a seat at the lamb’s supper table when we are with him in glory.


What are the implications of grace turning everything upside down?

  • We are instruments of grace to those apart from Christ. We are to invite them to the lamb’s

table and more literally to our table.

Community Group Discussion

1. What has been your experience of sharing a meal with the people of CrossPointe Coast? Do you feel like you can invite others, both churched and unchurched into our meals and fellowship together?


2. Why did Levi invite Jesus to his house? Why did the Pharisees have a problem with the people Jesus was dining with?

3. What does Jesus mean when he says, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

4. On Sunday, Bill Dumphy said, "We’ve been personally invited to come as we are to the table and extended the ultimate grace in salvation. This guarantees us a seat at the lamb’s supper table when we are with him in glory." How does this change our motivations to invite others, and especially "sinners" to share a meal with us?