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Day 25 of Lent 2018

1 Corinthians 11:26

For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Today is Day 25 of the 40 Days of Lent reading plan on www.youversion.com. I pray that you have been keeping up with the reading each day. If not – try to catch up! I appreciate this walk to the cross. It is not hard or long – and will give us a good insight into the walk that Jesus made for us.

On March 29th we will celebrate Holy Communion as we remember the Last Supper that Jesus had with His disciples. It will be a special time before the Lord and we hope that all will attend. Plans are being made to make this a unique service. (By the way – we will also celebrate communion tomorrow – March 11th – since I was out on surgery leave on March 4th.  Today’s passage is about that last supper and reminds us to treat it with respect. For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. Continue reading

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March 10, 2018 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Leadership, Personal, Theology, Worship | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Day 25 of Lent

1 Corinthians 11:26

For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Today is Day 25 of the 40 Days of Lent reading plan on www.youversion.com.  I pray that you have been keeping up with the reading.  If not – try to catch up!  I appreciate this walk to the cross.

On April 5th we will celebrate Holy Communion as we remember the Last Supper that Jesus had with His disciples.  It will be a special time before the Lord and we hope that all will attend.  Plans are being made to make this a unique service.  Today’s passage is about that last supper and reminds us to treat it with respect.  For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

The entire reading for today is 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 – 23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”  26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

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March 17, 2012 Posted by | Encouragement, Faith Journey, Lenten Thought | | Leave a comment

The Holy Eucharist

1 Corinthians 11:26

26For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Sunday we celebrated Holy Communion – often called The Eucharist.  We were reminded Sunday that the cross revealed the great love of Christ for His people.  The Holy Eucharist is all about remembering.  It is a service of remembrance.  Remembering the night that Christ was betrayed and His sacrifice of the next day.  Here is a little bit of the Scripture around today’s passage.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 – 23For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

At Mt. Oak we share communion – the Eucharist – each Sunday at 10:30 for those who wish to receive it and corporately at 8:45 & 10:30 most first Sundays.  It is a time to reflect on the love of Christ.  It is a time to remember the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

The Eucharist – Holy Communion – reminds me of how unworthy I am yet how loved I am by Christ – who died for me while I was yet a sinner – lost on my own accord.  His broken body and shed blood paid the debt I could never pay.  The Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world – died for me – paying my debt.  All I had to do was receive Him as my Lord and Savior.

Remember the example I used Sunday?  If I told you I had paid for a ticket for a game and left the ticket at will call – it would be paid for – but it would only have value if you went and picked it up and went to the game.  Christ has paid for the sins of the whole world – but it only has value for those who receive Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Have you received Jesus?  Have you given value – in your life – to His sacrifice – His death?

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

April 12, 2010 Posted by | Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Faith Journey, From the Pastor | , , | 2 Comments

   

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