The Great Banquet is considered a short course in Christianity. It is an opportunity to be still, to listen, to share and to hear Christ’s plan for this world and our lives. It is a community of believers who desire to spend some time studying and learning about Christ.
The Image of the Great Banquet
The Gospel of Luke presents the parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14:15-24) which provides the picture for our Great Banquet.
In this parable, Jesus tells of a master who prepared a great banquet and invited many guests, saying “Come, for everything is now ready.” After so many excuses for not attending by his invited guests, the master became angry and ordered his servants, “Go quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.”
After this had been done and still room remained, the master told his servant, “Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full.” Then, as additional invitations were given, the banquet was presented to his guests. The result of the master’s invitation was to feast and fellowship at a banquet given by God. (Luke 14:15-24)
To assist guests in their discipleship, the Great Banquet offers specific opportunities…
First, reunion groups of four to eight people meet regularly to examine their goal of spiritual growth and to encourage one another to a life of discipleship.
Second, there will be opportunities to assist in future Great Banquet weekends through prayer, support and team involvement.
Third, guests are made aware of community needs through a newsletter of other Great Banquet weekends, both locally and regionally.
This weekend experience is for anyone who:
1. wishes to strengthen their spiritual life;
2. wants to have a better understanding of prayer, the sacraments,
study, and Christian action;
3. strives to live a Christian life that bears fruit for God;
4. seeks to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and to make Him known.
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You are Invited
You are invited to be a guest at the Great Banquet given by God, and to feast on his goodness and love! You will need a sponsor to attend the CrossRoads Great Banquet. A sponsor is someone who has attended the Great Banquet or similar 72-hour experience (most likely the person who has spoken with you about the banquet and/or directed you to this website).
Or, if you need a sponsor, contact our Registration Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
East 91st Street Christian Church
6049 E. 91st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250