We spent the weekend at Arborfield Church, with whom we're mission partners. It was an encouraging time to catch up, share on the work, share our lives together again, to be fueled for prayer. On Sunday I preached in their Exodus series on Exodus 24 - Eat with Jesus (25mins). I really enjoyed this thriling passage.
Central to it are these wow verses in the middle of the giving of the law (ch20-31):
...they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank. (24v9-11)
1. The Wedding Ceremony - Promises sealed in blood
2. The Wedding Feast - Intimacy secured by blood
Main application point - it really is good to be a Christian, it's intimate friendship with God by the blood of Jesus. Secondary point, a challenge to hospitality since the Triune God seeks to eat with his people.