Category Archives: Communion Meditations

Saturday Night Worship?

I get emails — What do you think of worship service being held on Saturday night? First argument Any time is a good time to worship God. Obviously, it’s not wrong to worship God on a Saturday night. Second argument … 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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Atonement: The Lamb of God

So as we ponder the meaning of the atonement, we have to take up what is likely the most pervasive metaphor for Jesus’s role in the atonement — Jesus, the Lamb of God. What does that mean? What are we … 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 Meditations: On Breaking Bread

The scriptures speak of the Lord’s Supper in terms of “breaking bread.”  For example, (Act 20:7 ESV) On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on … 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/Election: John 6:44 and the Passover, Part 4

Epilogue — The Watch (Mark 14:33-34)  He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. 34 “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. … 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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