In the lead up to Pentecost we want to set aside time to contend for salvation and joy to break out in our city. However, this year we think our contending looks a bit different. In a city where the undercurrent is so often fear and anxiety, where worry robs deep rest, and apathy stifles hope, we want to be a people of joy and sense our contending looks like celebration.
There are so many ways we can choose to celebrate, but we want to centre our contending around one practice: laying a table. As we open whatever space we call home and share our stories over the dinner table, as we generously give away our time to neighbours and strangers, as we simply enjoying each other’s company, we're practicing celebration. As we rejoice in the midst of uncertainty, looking back in gratitude and forward with faith, we're contending for God’s kingdom to break out on earth as it is in heaven.
And so the invitation is simple, in the run up to Pentecost we’d love to host 100 meals across the KXC community. 100 meals in uni kitchens, flats, and parks all across the city, people with different stories, backgrounds and experiences all gathering together in the posture of celebration.
To sign up and register your meal click below:
As part of the Pentecost celebrations, during the week leading up to Pentecost Sunday, we’re joining the Thy Kingdom Come initiative and praying 24-7 for an outpouring of God’s Spirit and salvation to sweep across our city.
We’d love to invite everyone to sign up for a 1 hour slot, to sign up just click below:
In Psalm 23, the Psalmist paints an image of God laying a table for us in the presence of our enemies. It’s a slightly ridiculous image – in a moment of battle, where the sensible thing would be to spend time sharpening the weapons, strategising about the next tactical move, God instead sets up a table and lays on a feast. He says, ‘come, eat and drink, have a rest’. As we choose to gather round that table, not hiding our pain but bringing our full selves, as we take a seat against the backdrop of the highs and lows of everyday life, the raising of our glass becomes an act of rebellion, our toast becomes worship as we choose to stop, enjoy each other’s company and remind ourselves of who our God is. In the simple act of eating and drinking together we find perspective, pour courage into each other, and discover that joy can exist in the midst of battle.