Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 6
Aug08

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 6

Meals as Church Planting Movements In response to Peter’s Pentecost sermon, over 3,000 people were added to the church and immediately, we see the church begin to organize. Pay attention. Do they organize into buildings? Do they form doctrinal statements? Did they immediately raise money or start a campaign? Read the account in Acts: And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of...

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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 4
Jul25

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 4

Meals as a Model for Ministry Theologians have noted in Luke’s Gospel that there is not a moment where Jesus is not going to, at a, or coming from a meal. The sinners who knew Jesus, met Him as a “friend of sinners” at meals, and Jesus’ enemies were always at odds over the fact that He kept eating with sinners. The famous historian and doctor Luke keeps alive the rhythm of meals and their symbol as blessing or curse. Jesus used meals...

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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 3
Jul18

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 3

Blessing and Cursing In Luke 14:15–24 Jesus describes a banquet scene. In the parable, a man goes out and invites many guests to his feast, but they all decline the invitation, citing a variety of excuses, but the main reason being that they are too busy. When word of their declined RSVP reaches the man’s ears through his servant, he becomes angry. In response, he commissions his servant to go out and invite the poor, the crippled,...

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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 2
Jul11

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 2

Meals as Historical Turning Points Let’s give a short synopsis of how Scripture’s storyline and historical turning points are built around meals: God’s blessing began in the garden with a meal (Gen. 1:29). God gave Adam and Eve a choice to eat of blessing or curse, symbolized in the Tree of Life and Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The curse, fall of mankind, and Satan’s temptation happened over a meal (Gen. 2:16–17). The first...

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Focus – A communion Idea – A set of High Resolution Images
Oct17

Focus – A communion Idea – A set of High Resolution Images

This is an idea I used for communion a while ago, it would also work for a worship starter or sermon illustration… As we think about communion, the point is to remember. We need to remember what Jesus did for us on the Cross. It’s an amazing story and an amazing sacrifice. Without the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, we have nothing. The cross must be central to our churches, our worship and our communion. However,...

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