Tag Archives: Holy Communion

Gathered at the table

Matthew 26:17-30 Gathered around the Passover table, Jesus reclined with his disciples for one final meal, one last teaching moment, one last time to show them the depths to which God was willing to go in order to save his … Continue reading

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Receiving our Lord

Luke 22:14-23 In the hours before Jesus was lifted up upon the cross, he gathered his closest friends around the table and poured out the Spirit of God’s love. In the meal they shared, Christ made himself truly available to … Continue reading

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A place at the table

2 Corinthians 4:13-5:10, Luke 16:19-31 As baptismal waters washed over his head, the stain of sin was erased forever and he was made a new creation. At long last he became a child of God, refreshed and brought to new … Continue reading

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The bread that endures

John 6:22-27 In the recent past, there is something that has become a standard practice for many as they search for a new church home. Church shopping; that is the name given to the method of searching for one’s new … Continue reading

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The feast is ready

Luke 14:16-24 The table is set, the banquet prepared. Everything is ready. It is time for the feast. There is only one problem, the guests have decided not to attend. It seems there are more pressing things on their minds. … Continue reading

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Given for you

Matthew 26:26-29 For forty days, Christians have walked with Jesus along the road to Jerusalem and the cross. Along the way, we have heard Jesus’ teaching, witnessed his miracles, and through these received a glimpse of God’s kingdom. Beholding all … Continue reading

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Assurance and hope in Christ

Mark 14:17-31, 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 In the night in which he was betrayed, Jesus took bread, broke it, and gave it to his disciples. These are words of assurance. From the time the Israelites wandered in the wilderness, through the … Continue reading

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Given for you

Matthew 26:20-35 In the night in which Jesus was handed over, there was no way the twelve could foresee the darkest hour the evening would bring. Jesus, however, knew completely the events that would unfold.  Jesus knew the fear and … Continue reading

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The upper room

John 13:1-38, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 If we were in the upper room the night Jesus was handed over, we would have been in the same boat as the apostles. There is no way they could have imagined the unfolding of … Continue reading

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Welcome to God’s table

1 Corinthians 11:23-34 Three young men, boys really, but mature for their age. These three each expressed a desire to know more about the Sacrament of the Altar, although that is not what they called it. They wanted to know … Continue reading

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