There are several references to feasts and banquets in Scripture. One of my favorite parties, this side of heaven, is a Worship Party. I’ve hosted two kinds of worship parties: one where I and friends lead worship and one for guitar students to lead worship.
For the personal parties, we start with a potluck dinner, then end the evening with worship and prayer. I like potlucks because if doesn’t matter if 7 people show or 50 people. There’s always enough food.
Sometimes I print up some of the words to songs so quests unfamiliar with the lyrics can sing along. Every party is different. Several of us participate in leading worship. We take turns leading songs and sharing original songs too.
For student guitarists, I recommend having the music first before dinner. I have a program written out with who’s playing and all the words to their songs. It looks like a regular student recital, but everyone can sing.
New guitarists tend to get a bit nervous and that’s why we worship first. Then they can enjoy the meal with the performance behind them.
In heaven we’ll worship our deserving God. On earth, we can experience a touch of heaven by gathering up friends and sharing an evening of fellowship, food and corporate worship.