Restoration Covenant Church | Arvada, Colorado

Teachings

Teachings from Sunday Services

Eating With Jesus - The Altar and the Table [Ryan Ashley]

Genesis 1:26-27; 15:7-17, Exodus 24:1-11, Luke 22:7; 19-20

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible form of poverty. The greatest disease in the West today is not TB or Leprosy, it is being unwanted, unloved and uncared for.”

Mother Teresa


Genesis 1:26-27

Genesis 15:7-17

Exodus 24:1-11


“The altar is the blood ritual. It is the moment of atonement and forgiveness. God cleanses his people with blood. But the altar is followed by the table. The blood covenant established our relationship with God so that we may eat in his presence. The table is the experience of reconciliation and fellowship. While the altar may be a time of sadness, penance and guiltiness, the table is a time of joy, communion and commitment.”

John Mark Hicks


Luke 22:7; 19-20


“The key to contagious grace—the grace that allows the margins to move to the center, the grace that commands you to never fear the future, the grace that reveals that what humbles you cannot hurt you if Jesus is your Lord… But we cannot will ourselves into the deep obedience that God requires. We can’t obey until we ourselves have received this grace and picked up our cross. We can’t obey until we have laid down our life, with all our false and worldly identities and idols. We can’t obey until we face the facts: the gospel comes in exchange for the life we once loved. But when we die to ourselves, we find the liberty to obey. 
Rosaria Butterfield


“Our post-Christian neighbors need to hear and see and taste and feel authentic Christianity, hospitality spreading from every Christian home that includes neighbors in prayer, food, friendship, childcare, dog walking, and all the daily matters upon which friendships are built.” 
― Rosaria Butterfield


“In Luke’s gospel Jesus is either going to a meal, at a meal, or coming from a meal.”

Tim Chester


Radically ordinary hospitality is this: using your Christian home in a daily way that seeks to make strangers neighbors, and neighbors family of God.” 
― Rosaria Butterfield