The Thursday of Holy week represents the day Jesus and his disciples celebrated the first communion of the Church. During the meal, Jesus took the Passover and infused it with a new meaning pointing to the new covenant he was establishing. The bread pointed to the body of Christ. Beaten and bruised, but not broken. The bread was shared among all those present reminded them … Continue reading Holy Week 2019 | Maundy Thursday: Celebration
Over the years I have grown to love and cherish coming to the Lord’s Table. It is a wonderful time because it allows all who have believed in Jesus to remember and be reminded of the Gospel. Continue reading Holy Week 2018 | Maundy Thursday: The Lord’s Supper
I vividly remember the weekend when my view of communion changed. It was a three-day spiritual retreat in rural Dooly County, Georgia. I was not sure what was going to happen. Those who had sponsored my trip had been rather cryptic about it all. I don’t really remember if I had any expectations. What I can say today, is that what happened, I definitely did not expect.
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When we gather together as God’s people to eat the bread and drink from the cup we are joining in a long and important tradition of the church. Continue reading Lent Day #29 | Communion
This past weekend I not only spent some time with great friends serving college students, but I was once again brought face to face with the greatest truth and mystery of the Christian faith. Over the course of three-and-a-half days I celebrated The Lord’s Supper five times. It would be easy to think that doing something this regularly would have a negative effect in appreciating … Continue reading The Incarnation of Jesus Leads to Worship