Come and join us for our Worship Gathering at the Loyola Field House every Sunday at 11 AM as we feast on the love of Jesus together. It is located at 1230 W Greenleaf Ave. Chicago, IL 60626.
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Explanation of Gatherings
Our Service Order reminds us about how God calls people to feast with Him. The invitation to this feast is the Gospel. The Gospel is the proclamation that God the Father commissioned His Son Jesus, uniquely God and man, to live the life we never would and to sacrificially die that we might forever feast on God’s love. Because of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, we can be assured that death will not separate us from God’s eternal heavenly banquet. Jesus’ death is our preparation to be with God. Christ’s resurrection from the dead ensures that all are united with Christ will too enjoy a resurrection from the dead making it possible to forever feast with Jesus.
This invitation requires a response. We respond with faith and repentance. We look to Jesus, who prepares us for the feast. Jesus cleanses us and makes us ready for the feast through His pardoning blood. In Christ, we always have access to this feast. We feast as we reminded of the love of God. We feast when we hear God’s Word. We leave with a reminder that God’s work to invite the world to His feast is shared with us. We leave, prepared to share the invitation.
No one can attend a feast without an invitation. The truth is that without God’s invitation to enjoy His love, we would have no place at His table either. We experience God’s love because Christ first loved us. We begin our service by hearing God’s invitation, by remembering God’s inviting love, and to hear Him invite us to enjoy His love again.
In Christ, we are prepared to feast with God. Jesus alone can lead us to the Father, making us ready to feast. Jesus beckons us to respond in a few ways, by desiring God, by confessing sin, by accepting His forgiveness. Before we feast on God’s love, we must take time and see how Christ is preparing us to feast on the love of God and we must take time to obey Christ’s voice.
The living God doesn’t need us. Yet it was His good pleasure to create humans, made in His likeness, to revel in His goodness. God created us to forever feast with Him, but we are prone to reject His friendship, love, and grace. Each week our community will take an opportunity together to accept our created purpose, enjoying God’s love. We do this as we take time to hear God speak through His Scriptures. We take time to enjoy Christ, as He is the pinnacle, the center, and the purpose of the Bible. We take time to remember and together feast on Christ’s love.
God not only calls us to feast, but shares with us the opportunity to invite others to feast on His love. We end our time together reminded that God’s love isn’t something to be hidden or something of which we should be ashamed. We take time to encourage each other during the service about God’s love and how He has loved us. We also leave committed to proclaiming Jesus, to those not at our worship gatherings. We leave inviting Chicago to feast on the love of Jesus.