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I Corinthians 11:27-34 — Searching our hearts

As I’ve mentioned earlier, God does call us to search our hearts whenever we take communion. Paul says, Whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 11:26 — Until Jesus returns

One other thing that strikes me as I read this passage concerning communion is the last part of verse 26.  Paul writes, For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 11:26-34 — Proclaiming the Lord’s death

One of the things I wonder is how Paul would view communion as it is taken in the church today, particularly churches that are say, fifty people or more in size. Why do I ask?  Because of the great controversy … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 11:23-29 — Communion with Christ and each other

This is a passage that people often hear during communion.  Paul writes, For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 11:17-22 — The divisiveness that comes from pride and selfishness

In this passage, Paul once again addresses divisiveness in the Corinthian church.  We have already seen one example of this from chapter 1 where the Corinthians were arguing about which leader they were following (1:10-15). But here in chapter 11, we … Continue reading

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I Corinthians 10:14-22 — Participating with demons

In Japan, one of the things that many Christians struggle with is how to deal with Buddhist funerals and memorial services. There is some disagreement in how to handle it.  Some people avoid the funerals and memorial services entirely.  Others … Continue reading

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Acts 2:42-47 — Despising the body of the Lord

As I continue thinking about the “Dones” (see the previous two blogs), there is another issue I think that’s easy to forget:  communion.  And we forget it because we don’t really think about all that communion means and symbolizes. It says … Continue reading

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Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:14-20 — Pictures of the cross

The Old Testament is rich with pictures of Christ.  And in this passage, we see the fulfillment of them in Christ. The disciples were having the Passover meal, and after the first cup of wine, Jesus pulled out a piece … Continue reading

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