Welcome to the Feast
The Story of the Eucharist in Scripture
Clifford M. Yeary
Welcome to the Feast is an invitation to explore the theme of celebrating God’s unfolding covenant relationship with humanity in the context of a meal. Starting with Abraham’s hospitality in providing a feast for three divine visitors, the menu in Welcome to the Feast begins with ample servings from the Old Testament before delving into Jesus’ many controversial meals with his disciples and other sinners. After savoring the accounts of miraculous feedings, the accounts of the Last Supper as recorded in Paul and the Synoptic Gospels become the main course. Yeary follows with the “breaking of the bread,” in the book of Acts. Finally, we hear in Jesus’ bread of life discourse in John the call for all who are hungry for true food to come to the feast.