The Table Week 1

Nov 5, 2023    Pastor Micah Pelkey

Matthew 26

20 In the evening Jesus was sitting at the table with his 12 followers. 

21 They were all eating. Then Jesus said, “I tell you the truth. One of you 12 will turn against me.”

22 This made the followers very sad. Each one said to Jesus, “Surely, Lord, I am not the one who will turn against you. Am I?”

22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?

Table: A piece of furniture with a flat top and one or more legs, providing a level surface on which objects may be placed, and that can be used for such purposes as eating, writing, working, or playing games. 

70% of meals in America are eaten outside of the home.

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

— Jim Rohn 

80% of teenagers claim family dinner is the time they are most likely to converse with their parents. 

90 Minutes 

12 Minutes 

38.5 Minutes / Week 

America’s drug problem is not going to be solved in courtrooms or legislative hearing rooms by judges and politicians. It will be solved in living rooms and dining rooms and across kitchen tables – by parents and families.

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.

— Ronald Reagan

Family Dinners

You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, training them up in God’s fear, minding the house, and making your household a church for God as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of Hosts.

— Charles H. Spurgeon

The goal of parenting isn’t to create perfect kids. It’s to point our kids to the perfect God.

There is a 0.0296% chance that your child will become a professional athlete.

There is a 0.0086% chance that your child will become a famous celebrity.

There is a 100% certainty that your child will stand before Jesus.

Psalm 90

10 Our lifetime is seventy years or, if we are strong, eighty years. But the years are full of hard work and pain. They pass quickly, and then we are gone.

12 Teach us how short our lives really are so that we may be wise.