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Basics and Spirituals

I was making a cake. I had bought all the ingredients and put them together in a time-proven way, and I knew the cake would turn out well. And of course it did, it cooked perfectly so when a visitor arrived I could honestly offer her a piece of 'my' cake. Another time...

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The First Passover

When the Messiah participated in his last supper, his last Passover seder, he filled the evening full of additional meaning that most Christians are not aware of. Because of this, most of my brothers and sisters in the Church miss the context of "communion," the...

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The Cup of Redemption

"I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer."  (Luke 22:15 NIV) "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. For whenever you eat...

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"Do this in memory of me," (1st Corinthians 11:24). The most revered Christian symbol is the communion service and I come to it with a sense of awe and humility. However routinely or impersonally it is presented, I am overawed by a sense of the presence of Christ....

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The Face in the Wine

At the Last Supper, Jesus held the cup of wine in his hand and said, "This is my blood of the covenant." Matthew 26:28. This is perhaps the most poignant verse in the New Testament. Jesus is looking at a drink of grape juice and he sees his own face reflected there....

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