Remember with Reverence
Bread and wine or juice. To the Christian, these are symbols of remembrance, love, sacrifice, and suffering. Communion is one of the few symbolic acts Jesus told His disciplines to do. While the Old Covenant and Law of Moses were filled with rituals, practices, symbolic acts, and important duties, the New Covenant under the blood of Christ does not require the endless sacrifices and duties of the former covenant. However, Jesus did give us a special way in which we are to remember, reflect, and celebrate the great sacrifice made to purchase our freedom.
Headship: God's Designed Order
1 Corinthians is a book not many pastors systematically exposit through on Sunday mornings. While parts of this wonderful letter are used a lot—like chapter thirteen and parts of chapters eleven and twelve—much of the book is glossed over or ignored. The reason: it brings conviction and discomfort to different areas of life that we as American Christians would rather avoid, because they clash with our post-modern culture. However, the truths Paul wrote during the first century apply to our culture just as much as it did to the Corinthians’ era. While the detailed specifics may not translate perfectly, the general concepts and principles are just as relevant today as they were during the first century. So let’s dive into one of these commonly avoided sections of 1 Corinthians and glean the truths God has for us.
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