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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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Communion Meditation: The Taste of Faith

Imagine that you’re walking the roads of Jerusalem in First Century Palestine. It hasn’t rained in weeks, and the roads are so dusty that when the wind picks up, you can barely breathe. It’s the spring, so the days are … Continue reading

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Communion Meditation: The Blood of the Covenant, Part 2

(Exo 29:38-46)  “This is what you are to offer on the altar regularly each day: two lambs a year old. 39 Offer one in the morning and the other at twilight. 40 With the first lamb offer a tenth of … Continue reading

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Communion Meditation: Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day means different things to different people. For many of us taking our mothers out to eat after church, it will mean a very long wait — followed by a great meal with great people. And that got me … Continue reading

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Communion Meditation: The Meal of Sulha

A few years ago a messianic Jew named Ilan Zamir was driving through an Arab village in Israel at night. He saw a dark blur and felt his car strike something. He stopped and jumped out, only to learn that … Continue reading

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