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A Communion Meditation: The Poverty of the Passover Lamb

One of the Bible’s most common images for Jesus is the “lamb of God.” Over and over he is pictured as a sacrificed lamb — a Passover sacrifice. For example, (John 1:29 ESV) he next day he saw Jesus coming … Continue reading

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Rerun: Communion Meditation: A Lesson from an Eight-Year Old

[This story is true. And here end the reruns. I hope I’m well enough to post now …] I was baptized when I was eight. I was short for my age, skinny, and proudly wore a butch cut. The kids … Continue reading

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Communion Meditation: The Lamb of God

Jesus is the lamb of God. We know that. But what does it mean? Well, lambs were commonly sacrificed under the Law of Moses. And Jesus was sacrificed. That’s true, but is that all there is to it? Lambs could … Continue reading

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Communion Meditation: On Being the Ekklēsia

We are here today, assembled in the name of Jesus, for several reasons. But perhaps the biggest reason is that we are God’s ekklēsia,* his church. Jesus and the apostles call us the ekklēsia because the word has an important … Continue reading

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Communion Meditation: Jesus Gave Thanks

(Luk 22:17-20 ESV) 17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18 For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit … Continue reading

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Communion Meditation: On Being Thankful for What Makes Me Happy

In a profoundly insightful post, Matt Dabbs wrote, If I am honest with myself 99.9% of the things I am thankful for make me happy. But when you read Jesus’ thankfulness over his broken body and his poured out blood … Continue reading

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Communion Meditation: “Broken for You”

All my life, doubtlessly thousands of times, I’ve participated in a communion service where I was told to remember Jesus’ broken body. And we should do exactly that. But I’ve never been told that his “broken body” is not just … Continue reading

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