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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…)

Recap of the sermon on the ‘Better resurrection’

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Here is a brief recap of the lesson on Easter Sunday. Bishop Pendleton preached out of Mark 16: 1-8.

Background: ‘He is risen’
-Jesus Christ was crucified about 9 a.m. in the morning with two theives, but He had to go through what He went through to redeem His people from their sins.
-They tried to make Him look bad by identifying Him with criminals, but the purpose of God will always be accomplished. Soldiers even cast lots for His garments in fulfillment of the scripture in Psalm 22:18 (They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.)
-After His crucifixion, the Marys arrived to wash His body, but found the heavy stone (heavy enough to ward off grave robbers and wild animals) was pushed back by an earthquake (read Matthew’s synopsis of the resurrection in Chapter 28).
-The angel there had this word: “Don’t be afraid; He is risen,” and sent them off as messengers.
-Now it is our responsibility to share the resurrection message with others.

Message: Get buried with Him
-Jesus rose for a purpose, and the church has a mandate to tell about the life, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior. Are you glad about the Good News?
-We have to start preparing ourselves for His coming. Today is the day of salvation; time for us to accept what the Word of God has declared unto us.
-There may be stones in your life that need to be removed, but God is all-powerful and can remove any stone. He is able to do exceeding abudantly above all we are able to ask and think.
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