* We remember the Lord’s death for us. We rejoice in His continuing presence with us. * We remember the crucified Christ. We commune with the risen Christ. In the death and resurrection of Christ, there is forgiveness for the past, victory in the present and hope for the future. This is the Good News […]Read More The Lord’s Supper – Commemoration and Communion
Psalm 23:1-6; Mark 14:1-11 Jesus was looking forward to the celebration of the Passover. It would be the time when He would introduce His disciples to something more than the Passover – the Lord’s Supper. Before we come to the Lord’s Supper, we read about two very different people – one, a woman, Mary (see […]Read More Celebrating the Lord’s Supper: Psalm 23:1-6; Mark 14:1-11
Hosea 14:1-9; Hosea 6:1-3; Mark 2:1-22 We begin our approach to the Lord’s Table with words which are found in both Hosea 14:1 and Hosea 14:2 – “Return to the Lord.” To those who return to Him, God gives wonderful promises: (a) “I will love them freely” (Hosea 14:4); (b) “I will heal their backsliding” […]Read More Coming to the Lord’s Table: Hosea 14:1-9; Hosea 6:1-3; Mark 2:1-22
Bread and wine – these were the elements chosen by Jesus to teach us about His dying love. The bread speaks to us of Jesus’ body broken for us. The wine speaks to us of Jesus’ blood shed for us. Jesus used bread and wine to proclaim His salvation. He did this at the Last […]Read More Bread And Wine
Jesus had a meal at the home of Martha and Mary (Luke 10:38-42). We can compare this meal to the Lord’s Supper. Martha concentrated on the meal. Mary concentrated on the Lord. In the Lord’s Supper, we have bread and wine. That’s not all that we have. There’s more than bread and wine. There’s Jesus. […]Read More Mary, Martha – and Jesus!
God allows His people to suffer difficulties. Why? – To strengthen our faith (Exodus 15:25; Exodus 16:4; Deuteronomy 8:2,16; 1 Peter 1:6-7). He chastens us, to teach us repentance (Revelation 3:19). Don’t forget God’s love. He is faithful: ‘He didn’t bring us this far to leave us’. He shows us His glory (Exodus 16:7). He […]Read More Feeding on the Lord