Next Door – Week 3


  1. Do you experience communion as worship? Why or why not?
  2. Share about a time when you were a guest at a meal. How did you feel? Share about a time when you hosted a meal. How did you feel?
  3. Jesus was purposeful about whom he ate with at meals. Is there someone in your life with whom you can share a meal?
  4. What are some barriers to you hosting a meal? Share honestly and encourage each other.
  5. Read Mark 2:15-17 out loud. Who are the sick in verse 17?
  6. Read 1 Corinthians 10:31 out loud. How can you make sharing a meal “to the glory of God?”


  • The Word became flesh and moved into the neighborhood. John 1:14
  • Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take, eat, this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:26-28
  • And as he reclined at the table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collector, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came no to call the righteous, but sinners.” Mark 2:15-17
  • The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, “Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!” Luke 7:34
  • “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

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