FEEDING PEOPLE SPIRITUALLY

Table Talk is how Feed the Need Missions feeds hungry souls. Our interactive discipleship time takes place at our site locations every week, where we provide free meals for anyone who joins us.

Table Talk includes a practical, Gospel-centered devotion with discussion questions. Enjoy Table Talk for personal Bible study, share it with friends, or use it for a special Bible study time with your family. Even better, visit one of our sites for a free burger and join the conversation in person. We’d love to meet you!

A Note From Jonah Beyer, President at Feed the Need Missions

Welcome! If you are visiting this website from one of our sites today, I want to personally thank you for being our honored guest! It is our joy to serve our community. We do it to share the love of Jesus with you.

While I may not get to meet you personally this week, I hope you will connect with our volunteer team, share you story, and allow us to pray for you. Also, let me encourage you to keep coming back. We provide hot meals and spiritual encouragement every single week. You are welcome any time!

OUR CURRENT SERIES

Our current series is titled “God and Man.” Each week, gain insight into the purpose and plan of God’s creation of man.

THIS WEEK IN TABLE TALK: EXILE

1LOOK BACK

Reflection on Last Week’s Topic

The choice is now at the foot of the cross. People who know they are loved and forgiven by God can become people who love and forgive others in return.

  • How did you bring love and forgiveness to an evil world this last week?
  • How did it go? Did God bless you?

2LOOK UP 

Watch video: Exile

Recap: Home is a place where we are supposed to feel stable and safe. Unfortunately, this is not the case for most of the world. Man has broken God’s trust and his commands. This has led us to “exile” in Babylon. It is an exile of our own making. But there is a way out and a way home.

3LOOK IN

Discussion 

How did last week’s video define Babylon? (A civilization that defines evil as good.)

How did this week’s video describe how we feel when we are in Babylon? (A feeling of alienation and longing.)

What are some examples of actions people take when feeing alienated and longing? (Compensating with drugs or alcohol, depression, wanting more “stuff,” seeking status or power, etc.)

Is there a way to get back home? (Yes, through Jesus.)

    • How did Jesus provide a way back home? (He exiled Himself for us, showing the way is not through compensation or status, but through love and service.)
    • Why would those who follow the pathway of Jesus call themselves “sojourners or wanderers?” (Though we still live in Babylon, it is not our home.)
    • As sojourners and wanderers, do they have purpose? (Yes, to live as Jesus lived.)

4LOOK FORWARD

Personal Response

Jesus not only knows the way – He is the way. He is the pathway to our true home. And as we wait for His return we are to live, as He lived, lives of love and service.

  • Do you believe that Jesus is the way, the way out of Babylon and to our true home?
  • If not, Why not?
  • If so, how can we live lives of love and service in a Babylonian world? What can we do as sojourners and wanderers?
  • Who is someone you can love and serve this week?
  • What will you do to make this happen?