What is a Biblical Dinner?

Imagine sitting down to dinner with your friends around a low, oddly-shaped table, the room illuminated by ancient oil lamps. The table is set with a sumptuous feast straight from the Bible. You are at a banquet that occurred thousands of years ago. You pray in Hebrew. Your hands are your dinnerware. As you dine, you observe meal customs and table manners from the times of Abraham to the Last Supper. Your host walks you step by step through the rich significance of Biblical meals and their amazing spiritual application in everyday life. Suddenly your mind overflows with an amazing new understanding of the Bible, your heart aflame with the challenge to walk deeply in the love of Jesus Christ. This is a Biblical Dinner…

A Biblical Dinner is not a Passover Seder, but an immersion into Biblical life the way the people of the Bible saw it

Dinner guests practice ancient table manners, dining on food like Jesus and His disciples may have eaten. But it’s more than a meal—Jay’s dramatic and often humorous presentation brings to light forgotten customs that unveil a powerful and ancient understanding of Scripture, the Gospel and Christian love through the staggering events of the Last Supper.

You experience…

  • The same kind of food Jesus and His disciples ate at a feast
  • Ancient mealtime manners, customs, greetings and gestures
  • Events that occurred at the Last Supper and what they mean to us today
  • An amazing new understanding of Holy Communion

The Biblical Dinner is effective for…

  • Evangelism
  • Healing broken relationships
  • Bible instruction
  • Pastoral training
  • Ministry Schools
  • Both small and large churches
  • Anytime of the year, and not limited to Easter holidays

The Biblical Dinner is full of surprises, including:

  • Remarkable historical revelations from the The Last Supper
  • Long-forgotten meal customs that unlock the Scriptures
  • The startling significance of the Last Supper seating arrangements, revealing the full extent of Jesus’ love
  • The tremendous implications of a simple piece of bread
  • The Biblical “peace meal” that can reconcile God and man

To serve various groups where a sit-down meal is not practical, the Biblical Dinner is offered in sermon and seminar formats. These presentations include all the rich, colorful content of the Biblical Dinner in a pulpit or classroom setting. The length can be adjusted to meet your needs, ranging from an hour to two eight-hour days of packed content. Contact us for more information.

The Biblical Dinner is an International Ministry

MY DEEPEST APPRECIATION to the folks at the Biblical History Center (formerly Explorations in Antiquities), especially Elfie, Barbara, Hannaniah Pinto and Dr. Jim Fleming, for inspiring this ministry, and to my friend Gayle Erwin, who opened my eyes to the nature of Jesus. I encourage you to visit the Biblical History Center and Servant Quarters websites to meet the people who have guided me on my journey. —Jay