Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Opus 2014-257: Monday Pulpit: Communion

Last Sunday was World Wide Communion Sunday.  It is a day that is set aside for believers in all denominations to join together remembering the last supper and crucifixion.  Some churches take communion daily, some weekly, others at different intervals.  The idea is that all would join together on this day.

I remember Jesus every morning when I literally “break bread.”  This morning I had a thought, based on the passage in I Corinthians.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-24 NAS77)  For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, "This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
Jesus gave thanks before He taught us to remember Him with communion.  He gave thanks  knowing what was ahead of Him.  He was thankful facing the cross.

We have a lot of issues and difficult moments but I don’t think any of them come close to what Jesus faced.  He gave thanks knowing.  We should give thanks not knowing what is ahead of us.

We should give thanks for the same reason He did, all of life and all of eternity are in God, the Father’s, hands.  We can trust Him with the responsibility.

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