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The Lord’s Supper – a visible sermon

A toast involves raising a glass and drinking in honour of or to the health (or goodwill) of a person or thing. It shows your appreciation of them or wishes them success. Toasts are generally offered at times of celebration, … Continue reading

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Why be a small group member?

This post comes from Tony Payne who lives in Sydney, Australia. Why belong to a small group at church? Three common answers spring to mind. Because that’s what committed Christians do. Christians go to small groups like tradies go to … Continue reading

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The command to keep the Lord’s Supper

The best explanation of the Lord’s Supper is given in 1 Corinthians 11:17-34. It begins, “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 … Continue reading

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Jesus is even better than Bluey’s dad

“You’re as good as Bluey’s dad”. It is the highest compliment our young children can give my husband. I’ve given a similar compliment to one of our humorous friends and father of four. Bandit, more commonly known as Bluey’s Dad, … Continue reading

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You are welcome here

It was Christmas Day. I was in Kathmandu 10,000 kilometers from home. I knew no one. I didn’t understand the language everyone was speaking around me. The food, the gestures, the smells were all new and strange to me. Yet … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Supper is a memorial

We celebrate the Lord’s Supper as a memorial or a remembrance of what Christ did on the cross, but it can be different in some other churches. According to the Roman Catholic Church, at the Lord’s Supper the bread and the … Continue reading

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Joy to the world, the Lord has come

If Jesus’ birth was the advent of joy for all people, where is this joy? None of us have to search hard to find life is still riddled with hurt, sickness, resentment, rejection, violence, broken relationships… You could keep the … Continue reading

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Synonyms of the Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper is described in the Bible in the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) and the books of Acts and 1 Corinthians. These were all written between about AD 45 and AD 63. Where do the synonyms we … Continue reading

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The original context of the Lord’s Supper

Paul described the Lord’s Supper as follows, “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 thanks, He broke it … Continue reading

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Are you protected?

The older I get the more I understand how fragile human life really is. The COVID-19 pandemic is just one example of how something seemingly small can change the lives of the entire world’s population. As advanced, intelligent and resilient … Continue reading

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