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.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Opus 2016-159: Thanks Thoughts: The Last Breakfast

Part of my morning routine is pausing to give thanks based on the example of Jesus at the Last Supper.
(1 Corinthians 11:23-5 KJV)  For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:  And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.  After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
It occurred to me today that this was the Last “Supper” not the Last “Breakfast”.  Jesus was not demonstrating how to start the day but how to pause the day.  Too often we allow our worship to be limited to Sunday, and Sunday morning at that.  When we think of devotions, or daily worship, we tend to think in terms of the beginning of the day.

Notice that the cup was taken after He had “supped.”  That would seem to imply that the bread was taken at the beginning of the meal and the cup at the end.  Both were done at a time other than morning. 

This is a reminder that we need to pause frequently during out day to “be still and know that He is God”, to paraphrase Psalm 46:10.

Daily and all day should be our pattern.

homo unius libri

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