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Holy Communion: Meditations for the Lord’s Supper

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Preparing to commune at the Lord’s table? Want to know what the Lord says about Holy Communion? Here are a few Bible passages to meditate on. (Scriptures appear in the English Standard Version).

The Lord’s Supper
According to Matthew: Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” (Matthew 26:26-29)

According to Mark: And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” (Mark 14:22-25)  (more…)

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Bible study: Ark, covenant represent Christ

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Scripture: And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory (1 Timothy 3:16).

Notes: Did you ever notice that everything to do with the ark of the covenant represented Jesus Christ? To review: The pot of manna represented bread. The covenant represented the law. Aaron’s rod represented the priesthood. The mercy seat represented grace. The two cherubim represented glory. The ark of the covenant represented a great treasure chest.

If you look at the ark, look at Christ, in whom dwell all the fullness of the Godhead bodily and are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge — that’s everything we need (Colossians 2:3, 9-10; 1 Cor. 1: 30; Ephesians 1:30). The covenant is a representation of God and man’s agreement with God — “What God will man will.” (more…)