Psalm 34:8 says, “Taste and see that the Lord is good”. This sermon series we are exploring various foods that are referenced throughout both Testaments of the Bible, their cultural uses and view, and their theological allusions.
Each week we will be receiving donations of flour, canned fruit, salt, and olive oil to be donated to AFAC. Each item is represented during this series with its own sermon, but we welcome the donation of any of the four items throughout the month of February. We invite all donations to be placed on or around the altar in order to lift it up as an offering to God.
Bread (2/2) – A staple in the ancient nearest diet. Consisting of flour, water, and time, bread was present at any meal possible. Jesus uses bread for his ministry to feed the masses, as well as, a symbol for himself at the Last Supper.
Figs (2/9) – “Fruit” appears in Scripture almost 200 times. Understanding the imagery of fruit in the Bible is vital to learning about the Kingdom of God. We bear fruits through doing the work of Christ. Fruits are used to describe the sweetness of blessings poured out from God. Jesus even curses a fig tree. Fruit is everywhere in the Bible, and it’s not just for eating.
Salt (2/16) - the Bible is heavily salted with 22 books containing some sort of mention of the spice. Fundamental and necessary for life, it is no wonder it is sprinkled and used so frequently throughout the Scriptures with a variety of purposes.
Olives (2/23) - Peace, abundance, patience, and long lasting are just some of the words associated with olives, olive branches, and olive oil. We extend olive branches for peace, anoint heads with oil, and taste the richness of olives. Come see all the different meanings olives have and how they are still important to us today.