1 Corinthians 9–11 1 Corinthians 9–11 (Listen) Paul Surrenders His Rights 9 Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord? 2 If to others I am not an apostle, at least I am to you, for you are the seal of my apostleship in the Lord. 3 This is my defense to those who would examine me. 4 Do we not have the right to eat and drink? 5 Do we not have the right to take along a believing wife,1 as do the other apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas? 6 Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? 7 Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? 8 Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same? 9 For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? 10 Does he not certainly speak for our sake? It was written for our sake, because the plowman should plow in hope and the thresher thresh in hope of sharing in the crop. 11 If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? 12 If others share this rightful claim on you, do not we even more? Nevertheless, we have not made use of this right, but we endure anything rather than put an obstacle in the way of the gospel of Christ. 13 Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings? 14 In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel. 15 But I have made no use of any of these rights, nor am I writing these things to secure any such provision. For I would rather die than have anyone deprive me of my ground for boasting. 16 For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! 17 For if I do this of my own will, I have a reward, but if not of my own will, I am still entrusted with a stewardship. 18 What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel. 19 For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. 20 To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law. 21 To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. 25 Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. 26 So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. 27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control,2 lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. Warning Against Idolatry 10 For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers,3 that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, 2 and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea, 3 and all ate the same spiritual food, 4 and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank from the spiritual Rock that followed them, and the Rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless, with most of them God was not pleased, for they were overthrown4 in the wilderness. 6 Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. 7 Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” 8 We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. 9 We must not put Christ5 to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, 10 nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. 11 Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. 12 Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. 18 Consider the people of Israel:6 are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar? 19 What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? 20 No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. 22 Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? Do All to the Glory of God 23 “All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. 24 Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. 25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. 26 For “the earth is the Lord's, and the fullness thereof.” 27 If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience. 28 But if someone says to you, “This has been offered in sacrifice,” then do not eat it, for the sake of the one who informed you, and for the sake of conscience—29 I do not mean your conscience, but his. For why should my liberty be determined by someone else's conscience? 30 If I partake with thankfulness, why am I denounced because of that for which I give thanks? 31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 32 Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, 33 just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved. 11 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Head Coverings 2 Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife7 is her husband,8 and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, 5 but every wife9 who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. 6 For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head. 7 For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. 9 Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.10 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; 12 for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God. 13 Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, 15 but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God. The Lord's Supper 17 But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,11 19 for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat. 21 For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not. 23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for12 you. Do this in remembrance of me.”13 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. 27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.14 31 But if we judged15 ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined16 so that we may not be condemned along with the world. 33 So then, my brothers,17 when you come together to eat, wait for18 one another—34 if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home—so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things I will give directions when I come. Footnotes  9:5 Greek a sister as wife  9:27 Greek I pummel my body and make it a slave  10:1 Or brothers and sisters  10:5 Or were laid low  10:9 Some manuscripts the Lord  10:18 Greek Consider Israel according to the flesh  11:3 Greek gunē. This term may refer to a woman or a wife, depending on the context  11:3 Greek anēr. This term may refer to a man or a husband, depending on the context  11:5 In verses 5–13, the Greek word gunē is translated wife in verses that deal with wearing a veil, a sign of being married in first-century culture  11:10 Or messengers, that is, people sent to observe and report  11:18 Or I believe a certain report  11:24 Some manuscripts broken for  11:24 Or as my memorial; also verse 25  11:30 Greek have fallen asleep (as in 15:6, 20)  11:31 Or discerned  11:32 Or when we are judged we are being disciplined by the Lord  11:33 Or brothers and sisters  11:33 Or share with (ESV)
Author and journalist Corey Mintz's new book The Next Supper: The End of Restaurants as We Knew Them, and What Comes After, should be required reading for industry professionals and anyone who wants restaurants to evolve as they must to survive as viable businesses and workplaces, and succeed in the future. In this episode, Corey joins Andrew to discuss the challenges facing the industry, and the actions he suggests diners take to do their part to bring about change.Andrew Talks to Chefs is a fully independent podcast and no longer affiliated with our former host network; please visit and bookmark our official website for all show updates, blog posts, personal and virtual appearances, and related information. Photo of Corey Mintz by Jaime Hogge.
In this special Thanksgiving episode, Joe Baya and Butch Thierry talk with author and James Beard Award-winning chef Hank Shaw. With experiences from around the world as a hunter, angler, gardener, forager, and even commercial fisherman, being a cook is the glue that has bound it all together for Hank Shaw. Hank shares his fish and seafood cooking skills and some crucial lessons on handling, preparing, and ultimately serving your best catch on the Gulf of Mexico and inland waters. Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy this delicious show! Hook Line and Supper by Hank Shaw One great Christmas gift and quite possibly the only fish and seafood cookbook you'll ever need - BUY HERE This Report is Presented By: Angelo DePaola - The Coastal Connection - eXp Realty Please subscribe, rate, and review wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts and if you'd like us to email you the podcast, just head over to greatdaysoutdoors.com/asfr, and we'll send you the new show each week. Check Out The Best Regional Fishing Tournaments on Fishing Chaos Check Out The NEWEST WAY To Get Your Fishing Reports: TEXT "fishing" to 314-665-1767 Keep Whackin'em! This has been a special presentation of the Great Outdoors Podcast Network. Edited and produced by Johnny Gwin and Deep Fried Studios //////////// Sponsors: Buck's Island Marina MB Ranch King Blinds Test Calibration Photonis SunSouth Dixie Supply & Baker Metal Works CCA Alabama Angelo Depaola EXP Realty "The Coastal Connection" KillerDock Fishbites National Land Realty- Gulf Coast Office Hilton's Offshore Charts Great Days Outdoors Foster Contracting
In this special Thanksgiving episode, Joe Baya and Butch Thierry talk with author and James Beard Award-winning chef Hank Shaw. With experiences from around the world as a hunter, angler, gardener, forager, and even commercial fisherman, being a cook is the glue that has bound it all together for Hank Shaw. Hank shares his fish and seafood cooking skills and some crucial lessons on handling, preparing, and ultimately serving your best catch on the Gulf of Mexico and inland waters. Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy this delicious show! Hook Line and Supper by Hank ShawOne great Christmas gift and quite possibly the only fish and seafood cookbook you'll ever need - BUY HERE This Report is Presented By: Angelo DePaola - The Coastal Connection - eXp Realty Check Out The Best Regional Fishing Tournaments on Fishing Chaos This has been a special presentation of the Great Outdoors Podcast Network. Edited and produced by Johnny Gwin and Deep Fried Studios Sponsors: Boaters List Photonis MB Ranch King Blinds Hunting Exchange Fishing Chaos Buck's Island Hilton's Real-Time Navigator Test Calibration Dixie Supply / Baker Metal Works SunSouth Fishbites Great Days Outdoors Killerdock National Land Realty
In this special Thanksgiving episode, Brian hands over this week's show to Great Days Outdoors Podcast Network's Joe Baya and Butch Thierry as they talk with author and James Beard Award-winning chef Hank Shaw. With experiences from around the world as a hunter, angler, gardener, forager, and even commercial fisherman, being a cook is the glue that has bound it all together for Hank Shaw. Hank shares his fish and seafood cooking skills and some crucial lessons on handling, preparing, and ultimately serving your best catch on the Gulf of Mexico and inland waters. Happy Thanksgiving, and enjoy this delicious show! Hook Line and Supper by Hank Shaw One great Christmas gift and quite possibly the only fish and seafood cookbook you'll ever need - BUY HERE Check Out The Best Regional Fishing Tournaments on Fishing Chaos Please subscribe, rate, and review wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts and if you'd like us to email you the podcast, head over to greatdaysoutdoors.com/affr, and we'll send you the new show each week. This has been a special presentation of the Great Outdoors Podcast Network. Edited and produced by Johnny Gwin and Deep Fried Studios Sponsors: Mustad Fishing BnM Pole Company Photonis Intercoastal Safaris Buck's Island Marina SunSouth Southeastern Pond Management YUDU National Land Realty Great Days Outdoors Fishbites Killerdock
Bible Reading: John 14:1-6Oliver wandered into his room. He didn't feel like playing. As he sat down on his bed, a little red truck caught his eye, and he picked it up. It had been Joey's favorite. Joey! Oliver closed his eyes.Pictures of his little brother flashed through his mind--Joey playing happily; the day his parents took Joey to see a doctor; the time Mom put her arms around Oliver and explained that Joey was very sick; Joey growing thinner and more pale. Then came the day Joey went to the hospital and never returned. And just last week, Joey's funeral followed by a graveside service."Oliver," called Dad. "Want to come help me rake the yard?"Oliver slowly got up and went to help. He and Dad worked in silence for a while. Then, his voice quavering, Oliver said, "Dad, I miss Joey so much. Sometimes I don't know how I can stand it!""I know, Oliver--I miss him too." Dad reached over to put an arm around Oliver's shoulder. "Let me share something that helps me. Maybe it will help you too." He leaned on his rake. "Remember how it was supposed to snow early last year and we all worked together to rake the leaves up before the snow came?" Oliver nodded. "We were cold, tired, and hungry.""When Mom went in to fix supper, you and Joey and I stayed out to finish," Dad said. "Yeah," said Oliver. "We reminded each other that when our work was done, we could go in too, and Mom would have a good, hot supper ready for us. That made it easier to keep going.""Right, and that's kind of the way I feel right now," said Dad. "We miss Joey, and it hurts so much. But since Joey trusted Jesus, we know he's safe at home with Him. We still have work to do here, but when it's done, we'll go be with Jesus in heaven too, where He'll take care of us until it's time for Him to make everything new. Then He'll give us resurrected bodies and restore the whole world, and we'll all be together with Him here--forever!"Oliver smiled. "It'll be like going home for supper." -Carolyn A. PennerHow About You?Did someone you know finish their work on earth and go home to be with Jesus in heaven? If you know Jesus as your Savior, your home is with Him too. Nothing can separate you from Him--not even death! And one day He'll get rid of sin and death forever when He makes the whole world new. You'll see loved ones who went to be with Him ahead of you, and you'll all live together with Him.Today's Key Verse:In My Father's house are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you. (NKJV) (John 14:2)Today's Key Thought:A Christian's home is with Jesus
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This Sunday we spent our service thinking about our time of communion. We were led in thoughts by some of our elders, including Sam Leow, Jeff Frizzell, Sean Prine, and David Jackson. We hope this podcast will help you reflect on this important meal that we take together each week.
Looking for a Reformed Church in Orange County? Check out Santa Ana Reformed; informational meetings starting end of October 2021! Please help support the show on our Patreon Page! Member of the Society of Reformed Podcasters SEASON 3 EPISODE 23 Join Nick & Peter as they discuss the twenty-fourth chapter of Covenant Theology (written by Dr. O. Palmer Robertson), published by Crossway and edited by the faculty of Reformed Theological Seminary! Who were the covenants made with? Are the Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, and Davidic covenants made with the national of Israel (Judah) in particular or with all the nations? Does only the New Covenant involve the nations, or are the nations in the other covenants? How do these conversations relate to the sacraments of the church (Baptism & Lord's Supper)? Listen in and enjoy! Purchase the book here: Covenant Theology: Biblical, Theological, and Historical Perspectives Have Feedback or Questions? Email us at: email@example.com Find us on Instagram: @guiltgracepod Follow us on Twitter: @guiltgracepod Please rate and subscribe to the podcast on whatever platform you use! Looking for a Reformed Church? North American Presbyterian & Reformed Churches --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/gggpodcast/support
1 Corinthians 11:17-22 – Paul admonishes them about a sin that they were committing when they come together for a “love feast.” The early church celebrated a feast meal prior to communion. They also had the Lord's Supper at least weekly (if we understand correctly). Paul is correcting them for selfishness and for lack of […] The post Communion is all About Jesus appeared first on Bethel Mennonite Church.
This week we had a special focus on Communion and the Thankfulness we can see when Jesus shared this meal with his closest followers. In this message Chris Barnett, our Lead Minister, shares some thoughts on the Lord's Supper, then one of our...
What are these Saxon Visitation Articles of 1528 in the Book of Concord? Learn about what church visitations are about, what they have to do with the Book of Concord, and why Gospel-focused Lutherans—wanting to get out from under the Pope tyranny— would want to visit their churches and establish a Church order. Also hear what the proper use of the Lord's Supper, closed communion, daily worship services, and what is being taught in the churches and schools has to do with gospel-focused Church order. And finally, hear about what tribulation has to do with church visitation. Rev. Sean Daenzer, director of Worship for the LCMS and Chaplain at the LCMS International Center, joins host Rev. Sean Smith to discuss the Saxon Visitation Articles of 1528.
The two sacraments ordained by Christ that are “generally necessary to salvation” (1662 Catechism) are Baptism and Holy Communion (also called the Lord's Supper or the Holy Eucharist). These are sometimes called “sacraments of the Gospel.”
Bro. Luke Flood preached a message entitled, "The Parable of the Great Supper" during the Wednesday Evening service on November 17, 2021, at North Valley Baptist Church in Santa Clara, California. View Archived Services at nvbc.org
What lessons do we learn from Jesus' last days and his institution of the Lord's Supper? Learn more in this sermon presented to Cottondale Baptist Church in Eastman, GA on 11/14/21 by pastor Chad Hendley. www.cottondalebaptistchurch.com
Victoria-Rose Supper wears many hats as a social media strategist, publicist and musician and fully enjoys taking on more interests when she decides to accept her quirkiness as her strength. Join me in this episode of Someone Gets Me — What Happens When You Accept Being A Gifted Adult ▶️ Key points covered in this episode: ✔️ Music is the easiest and the most honest way to connect with the world. Victoria shares her journey to knowing herself and how songs and melody became an outlet of her genius and a gift of healing. ✔️ When you try and put yourself into a box -- that is such a lonely experience. When we try to fit ourselves into something that we are not, we have to deny a part of us to do that, which is trying to cut off an arm and pretend we still have two. We're trained in society to follow and always ensure to be "coloring inside the lines". We see later in life that we don't need it. ✔️ If you don't take a break, your body will take a break for you. Give yourself time, flexibility, grow and love yourself through the process. ✔️ What part of you do you continue to deny? Teach yourself to honor your body, mind and heart. Start living the life you are meant to live by embracing yourself fully. About Victoria-Rose Building people up has been a life-long passion of Victoria-Rose's, whether it's through music, in the classroom, or telling their stories on the internet. She's been lucky enough to get to work with brands and public figures like Dianne A. Allen, With Understanding Comes Calm, the Dali Museum, Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, and Clearwater Marine Aquarium as a social media strategist and publicist - but her biggest passion lies in music. Having begged her parents to let her take piano at the age of five, Victoria-Rose decided from a very young age that music would always be a major part of her life. Although she predominantly performs as an atmospheric pianist, you can also find her playing in the orchestra pit and singing onstage in various theatres across the Tampa Bay Area. While not managing social media accounts or making music, Victoria-Rose can be found learning coding for kicks, browsing local bookstores, planning theatre experiences, sampling local tea rooms, and wandering the streets of Downtown St. Pete. Connect with Victoria-Rose: Instagram: @atravelingpianist or @soundandstorysmm Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ______________________________________________________________________ How to Connect with Dianne A. Allen You have a vision inside to create something bigger than you. What you need is a community and a mentor. The 6-month Visionary Leader Program will move you forward. You will grow, transform and connect. https://msdianneallen.com/ Join our Facebook Group Someone Gets Me Follow Dianne's Facebook Page: Dianne A. Allen Email contact: email@example.com Dianne's Mentoring Services: msdianneallen.com Website: www.visionsapplied.com Be sure to take a second and subscribe to the show and share it with anyone you think will benefit. Until next time, remember the world needs your special gift, so let your light shine!
The Donatist Controversy Though they now reside thousands of miles from one another, Jonathan and James are face-to-face today, broadcasting from the West Coast and discussing the Donatist Controversy. In the early fourth century, the Roman emperor authorized a final wave of persecution of the Church that caused some bishops and pastors to leave their churches, while some gave in to pressure from Rome. When Constantine became emperor and stopped the persecution, the bishops who fled returned to duty and encountered their replacements. And here we have the crux of the issue. Were these returning pastors and bishops legitimate? What about those that gave in to Rome? Is the efficacy of the sacraments dependent upon the holiness of the bishop? Were the sacraments invalid if performed by an “illegitimate” bishop? Are the issues raised by the Donatist Controversy still present in the Church today? Compliments of Banner of Truth, we are pleased to offer our listeners the opportunity to win a free copy of The Lord's Supper by Thomas Watson. Register!
Sermon Recording Sermon OutlineSpeaker: Rev. Scott StrickmanSermon Series: Spiritual Vitality1 Peter 2:1-10 (ESV)1 So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander. 2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” 8 and“A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.”They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.Sermon OutlineHow can you grow spiritually (v2) so that you are maturing?1. Nourishmentv2 “long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation”v3 “if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good”2. Endurancev1 “So put away...”v4 “As you come to him… rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious…”v10 “Once… but now…” 3. Worshipv5 “offer spiritual sacrifices”v9 “But you are… that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you…”Prayer of ConfessionOur Father, we are grateful we are your people. Thank you for calling us out of darkness. We confess that apart from you we are stuck and without hope. Even after all you have done and shown us we still struggle. We are pulled down by desires within us. We are pushed down by others whose words and actions send us astray. We thank you that you sent Jesus, so that even his rejection means our acceptance by you. We remember him, and long to grow up into the salvation to which you have called us. Feed us today as we remember Christ. Strengthen us for endurance and nourish us to use our energies to offer the whole of our lives to proclaim your excellencies. Amen.Questions for ReflectionWhat is needed for spiritual growth?What prevents or hinders spiritual growth?Have you “tasted” the goodness of God? Have you had any realization or experience of something of God's goodness? What aspect of your experience of God do you want more of?What things in your life are feeding and nourishing the growth of harmful desires and ways? What keeps you from putting those things away?How are you affected by rejection? Is your devotion and growth hindered in any way because of people in our world who oppose some of God's ways? How so?How is the rejection of Christ by people and his acceptance by the Father meant to be a help to those who follow Jesus?Do you believe God has called you? Where do you struggle to see the full goodness of the new life you have been invited into?How is the Lord's Supper a means to help you remember and recommit? What kinds of things can you remember, or what should you look for or seek to experience as you gather with the church to take communion?What does it look like to offer spiritual sacrifices? As you think through how you spend your time and where you go, what are ways you can live the whole of your life offered to God for His glory?What are ways you can proclaim the excellencies of God? What can you do?
Luke 21–22 Luke 21–22 (Listen) The Widow's Offering 21 Jesus1 looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, 2 and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins.2 3 And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. 4 For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple 5 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, 6 “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” 7 And they asked him, “Teacher, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to take place?” 8 And he said, “See that you are not led astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!' and, ‘The time is at hand!' Do not go after them. 9 And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified, for these things must first take place, but the end will not be at once.” Jesus Foretells Wars and Persecution 10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 11 There will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences. And there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake. 13 This will be your opportunity to bear witness. 14 Settle it therefore in your minds not to meditate beforehand how to answer, 15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. 16 You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers3 and relatives and friends, and some of you they will put to death. 17 You will be hated by all for my name's sake. 18 But not a hair of your head will perish. 19 By your endurance you will gain your lives. Jesus Foretells Destruction of Jerusalem 20 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near. 21 Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, and let those who are inside the city depart, and let not those who are out in the country enter it, 22 for these are days of vengeance, to fulfill all that is written. 23 Alas for women who are pregnant and for those who are nursing infants in those days! For there will be great distress upon the earth and wrath against this people. 24 They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led captive among all nations, and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. The Coming of the Son of Man 25 “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 Now when these things begin to take place, straighten up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.” The Lesson of the Fig Tree 29 And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30 As soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. 31 So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. 32 Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all has taken place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. Watch Yourselves 34 “But watch yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life, and that day come upon you suddenly like a trap. 35 For it will come upon all who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.” 37 And every day he was teaching in the temple, but at night he went out and lodged on the mount called Olivet. 38 And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple to hear him. The Plot to Kill Jesus 22 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people. Judas to Betray Jesus 3 Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. 4 He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. 5 And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6 So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd. The Passover with the Disciples 7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 So Jesus4 sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” 9 They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?” 10 He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters 11 and tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?' 12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there.” 13 And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover. Institution of the Lord's Supper 14 And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. 15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you I will not eat it5 until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18 For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.6 21 But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. 22 For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” 23 And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this. Who Is the Greatest? 24 A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25 And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26 But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. 27 For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves. 28 “You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, 29 and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, 30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel. Jesus Foretells Peter's Denial 31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,7 that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 Peter8 said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” 34 Jesus9 said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.” Scripture Must Be Fulfilled in Jesus 35 And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” 36 He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. 37 For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.' For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” 38 And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.” Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives 39 And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. 40 And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” 41 And he withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44 And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.10 45 And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, 46 and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.” Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus 47 While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, 48 but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” 49 And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” 50 And one of them struck the servant11 of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51 But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him. 52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53 When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” Peter Denies Jesus 54 Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house, and Peter was following at a distance. 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. 56 Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.” 57 But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” 58 And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” 59 And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.” 60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” 62 And he went out and wept bitterly. Jesus Is Mocked 63 Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. 64 They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?” 65 And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him. Jesus Before the Council 66 When day came, the assembly of the elders of the people gathered together, both chief priests and scribes. And they led him away to their council, and they said, 67 “If you are the Christ, tell us.” But he said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe, 68 and if I ask you, you will not answer. 69 But from now on the Son of Man shall be seated at the right hand of the power of God.” 70 So they all said, “Are you the Son of God, then?” And he said to them, “You say that I am.” 71 Then they said, “What further testimony do we need? We have heard it ourselves from his own lips.” Footnotes  21:1 Greek He  21:2 Greek two lepta; a lepton was a Jewish bronze or copper coin worth about 1/128 of a denarius (which was a day's wage for a laborer)  21:16 Or parents and brothers and sisters  22:8 Greek he  22:16 Some manuscripts never eat it again  22:20 Some manuscripts omit, in whole or in part, verses 19b-20 (which is given . . . in my blood)  22:31 The Greek word for you (twice in this verse) is plural; in verse 32, all four instances are singular  22:33 Greek He  22:34 Greek He  22:44 Some manuscripts omit verses 43 and 44  22:50 Or bondservant (ESV)
If Reverend Jen Bailey could share one message with her church it would be that: “They are beloved, no matter what they've done or where they've been. They are loved because of who they are.” Founder of Faith Matters Network and Co-founder of the People's Supper, Reverend Jen is a compassionate voice in the new dawn of religion and spirituality. We delve into her book, To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope, to explore what it means to live into our faith and experience God in the tiny and the vast because “the sacred exists in all of it.” She believes that “the great question of the twenty-first century is the question of how we “be” together.” We reflect on taking care of each other as an embodiment of love and ideate a new definition for sustainable strength, imbued by the radical hope that “we have the deep ability to transform the world in the here and now.”
(Part 6) We are picking up in a series on Historic Church Liturgy called the Gift Giver and His Gathered Guests. Why do churches do certain things like sing worship music, listen to sermons, and observe sacraments such as bread and wine? There's great purpose in each of these elements and frequency or how often things like communion are observed is important. The Reformers believed the Lord's Supper should be observed weekly to feed our souls.
The weekly sermon from Evergreen Community Church in Redland, Oregon. This Sunday, as we celebrate the Lord's Supper, Pastor Steve Rief takes a break from Revelation, instead exploring the awesome reality of what we do, and do not, deserve.
This week I am delighted to welcome Dr. John Hammett to the podcast. Dr. Hammett serves as John Leadley Dagg Senior Professor of Systematic Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Hammett is an accomplished scholar and author, and today we are going to discuss an aspect of his most recent book 40 Questions About Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
In our fifth episode in the book of Exodus, we chat about Ex. 11-13 as the plagues conclude and God institutes feasts and practices for His people. Today's conversation: The threat & playing out of the final plague Yahweh: set apart; Israel: set apart Allegiance: there's only two sides Who is crying out now? From 3:7 to 11:6 The key word: “remember” Passover, Feast of Booths, Pentecost Feast of Unleavened Bread The Lord's Supper today as a Passover meal Learning church history as an act of remembrance The exodus Connections between Exodus & Revelation: the mark of the beast vs. how God marks His people The bones of Joseph The pillars of cloud & fire Join us this season for a journey through Exodus (every Monday) and some incredible interview guests (every other Thursday). Helpful Resources on Exodus: Exodus commentary by Douglas Stuart (intermediate/advanced) Exodus For You commentary by Tim Chester (devotional/introductory) Exodus commentary by Peter Enns (intermediate) The God Who Makes Himself Known: The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus (W. Ross Blackburn) — see episode #70 for our interview w/ Dr. Blackburn! Radically Normal YouTube // IG: @radicallynormalpod // Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Part 5) We are picking up in a series on Historic Church Liturgy called the Gift Giver and His Gathered Guests. Why do churches do certain things like sing worship music, listen to sermons, and observe sacraments such as bread and wine? There's great purpose in each of these elements and frequency or how often things like communion are observed is important. The Reformers believed the Lord's Supper should be observed weekly to feed our souls.
On this episode, Michael, Jason, and Gianna continue their look at a Roman culture that was so divided by status that they wouldn't eat or even die with one another. But they had become so blind to the ways in which they were reflecting the inequities of their culture in the life of the church that they did not even see when they were guilty of allowing the great lie to impact their partaking together in the Lord's Supper. This has some very challenging implications for today's church that are often left unexamined.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, seeks to be a church that's Becoming Community in Christ. Our senior pastor Rev. Craig Bailey continued in our Means of Grace sermon series focusing this week again on The Lord's Supper. As Christians we must yield to the fire ignited by the means of grace. The ordinary means of grace are given to awe us and ignite us.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, seeks to be a church that's Becoming Community in Christ. Our senior pastor Rev. Craig Bailey continued in our Means of Grace sermon series focusing this week again on The Lord's Supper. As Christians we must yield to the fire ignited by the means of grace. The ordinary means of grace are given to awe us and ignite us.
Old Testament: Jeremiah 37–38 Jeremiah 37–38 (Listen) Jeremiah Warns Zedekiah 37 Zedekiah the son of Josiah, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made king in the land of Judah, reigned instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim. 2 But neither he nor his servants nor the people of the land listened to the words of the LORD that he spoke through Jeremiah the prophet. 3 King Zedekiah sent Jehucal the son of Shelemiah, and Zephaniah the priest, the son of Maaseiah, to Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “Please pray for us to the LORD our God.” 4 Now Jeremiah was still going in and out among the people, for he had not yet been put in prison. 5 The army of Pharaoh had come out of Egypt. And when the Chaldeans who were besieging Jerusalem heard news about them, they withdrew from Jerusalem. 6 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet: 7 “Thus says the LORD, God of Israel: Thus shall you say to the king of Judah who sent you to me to inquire of me, ‘Behold, Pharaoh's army that came to help you is about to return to Egypt, to its own land. 8 And the Chaldeans shall come back and fight against this city. They shall capture it and burn it with fire. 9 Thus says the LORD, Do not deceive yourselves, saying, “The Chaldeans will surely go away from us,” for they will not go away. 10 For even if you should defeat the whole army of Chaldeans who are fighting against you, and there remained of them only wounded men, every man in his tent, they would rise up and burn this city with fire.'” Jeremiah Imprisoned 11 Now when the Chaldean army had withdrawn from Jerusalem at the approach of Pharaoh's army, 12 Jeremiah set out from Jerusalem to go to the land of Benjamin to receive his portion there among the people. 13 When he was at the Benjamin Gate, a sentry there named Irijah the son of Shelemiah, son of Hananiah, seized Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “You are deserting to the Chaldeans.” 14 And Jeremiah said, “It is a lie; I am not deserting to the Chaldeans.” But Irijah would not listen to him, and seized Jeremiah and brought him to the officials. 15 And the officials were enraged at Jeremiah, and they beat him and imprisoned him in the house of Jonathan the secretary, for it had been made a prison. 16 When Jeremiah had come to the dungeon cells and remained there many days, 17 King Zedekiah sent for him and received him. The king questioned him secretly in his house and said, “Is there any word from the LORD?” Jeremiah said, “There is.” Then he said, “You shall be delivered into the hand of the king of Babylon.” 18 Jeremiah also said to King Zedekiah, “What wrong have I done to you or your servants or this people, that you have put me in prison? 19 Where are your prophets who prophesied to you, saying, ‘The king of Babylon will not come against you and against this land'? 20 Now hear, please, O my lord the king: let my humble plea come before you and do not send me back to the house of Jonathan the secretary, lest I die there.” 21 So King Zedekiah gave orders, and they committed Jeremiah to the court of the guard. And a loaf of bread was given him daily from the bakers' street, until all the bread of the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard. Jeremiah Cast into the Cistern 38 Now Shephatiah the son of Mattan, Gedaliah the son of Pashhur, Jucal the son of Shelemiah, and Pashhur the son of Malchiah heard the words that Jeremiah was saying to all the people: 2 “Thus says the LORD: He who stays in this city shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence, but he who goes out to the Chaldeans shall live. He shall have his life as a prize of war, and live. 3 Thus says the LORD: This city shall surely be given into the hand of the army of the king of Babylon and be taken.” 4 Then the officials said to the king, “Let this man be put to death, for he is weakening the hands of the soldiers who are left in this city, and the hands of all the people, by speaking such words to them. For this man is not seeking the welfare of this people, but their harm.” 5 King Zedekiah said, “Behold, he is in your hands, for the king can do nothing against you.” 6 So they took Jeremiah and cast him into the cistern of Malchiah, the king's son, which was in the court of the guard, letting Jeremiah down by ropes. And there was no water in the cistern, but only mud, and Jeremiah sank in the mud. Jeremiah Rescued from the Cistern 7 When Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, a eunuch who was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah into the cistern—the king was sitting in the Benjamin Gate—8 Ebed-melech went from the king's house and said to the king, 9 “My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they did to Jeremiah the prophet by casting him into the cistern, and he will die there of hunger, for there is no bread left in the city.” 10 Then the king commanded Ebed-melech the Ethiopian, “Take thirty men with you from here, and lift Jeremiah the prophet out of the cistern before he dies.” 11 So Ebed-melech took the men with him and went to the house of the king, to a wardrobe in the storehouse, and took from there old rags and worn-out clothes, which he let down to Jeremiah in the cistern by ropes. 12 Then Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said to Jeremiah, “Put the rags and clothes between your armpits and the ropes.” Jeremiah did so. 13 Then they drew Jeremiah up with ropes and lifted him out of the cistern. And Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard. Jeremiah Warns Zedekiah Again 14 King Zedekiah sent for Jeremiah the prophet and received him at the third entrance of the temple of the LORD. The king said to Jeremiah, “I will ask you a question; hide nothing from me.” 15 Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “If I tell you, will you not surely put me to death? And if I give you counsel, you will not listen to me.” 16 Then King Zedekiah swore secretly to Jeremiah, “As the LORD lives, who made our souls, I will not put you to death or deliver you into the hand of these men who seek your life.” 17 Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, “Thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel: If you will surrender to the officials of the king of Babylon, then your life shall be spared, and this city shall not be burned with fire, and you and your house shall live. 18 But if you do not surrender to the officials of the king of Babylon, then this city shall be given into the hand of the Chaldeans, and they shall burn it with fire, and you shall not escape from their hand.” 19 King Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, “I am afraid of the Judeans who have deserted to the Chaldeans, lest I be handed over to them and they deal cruelly with me.” 20 Jeremiah said, “You shall not be given to them. Obey now the voice of the LORD in what I say to you, and it shall be well with you, and your life shall be spared. 21 But if you refuse to surrender, this is the vision which the LORD has shown to me: 22 Behold, all the women left in the house of the king of Judah were being led out to the officials of the king of Babylon and were saying, “‘Your trusted friends have deceived you and prevailed against you; now that your feet are sunk in the mud, they turn away from you.' 23 All your wives and your sons shall be led out to the Chaldeans, and you yourself shall not escape from their hand, but shall be seized by the king of Babylon, and this city shall be burned with fire.” 24 Then Zedekiah said to Jeremiah, “Let no one know of these words, and you shall not die. 25 If the officials hear that I have spoken with you and come to you and say to you, ‘Tell us what you said to the king and what the king said to you; hide nothing from us and we will not put you to death,' 26 then you shall say to them, ‘I made a humble plea to the king that he would not send me back to the house of Jonathan to die there.'” 27 Then all the officials came to Jeremiah and asked him, and he answered them as the king had instructed him. So they stopped speaking with him, for the conversation had not been overheard. 28 And Jeremiah remained in the court of the guard until the day that Jerusalem was taken. (ESV) Psalm: Psalm 117 Psalm 117 (Listen) The Lord's Faithfulness Endures Forever 117 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!2 For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD! (ESV) New Testament: 1 Corinthians 11 1 Corinthians 11 (Listen) 11 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ. Head Coverings 2 Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you. 3 But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife1 is her husband,2 and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, 5 but every wife3 who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, since it is the same as if her head were shaven. 6 For if a wife will not cover her head, then she should cut her hair short. But since it is disgraceful for a wife to cut off her hair or shave her head, let her cover her head. 7 For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of man. 8 For man was not made from woman, but woman from man. 9 Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. 10 That is why a wife ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.4 11 Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; 12 for as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God. 13 Judge for yourselves: is it proper for a wife to pray to God with her head uncovered? 14 Does not nature itself teach you that if a man wears long hair it is a disgrace for him, 15 but if a woman has long hair, it is her glory? For her hair is given to her for a covering. 16 If anyone is inclined to be contentious, we have no such practice, nor do the churches of God. The Lord's Supper 17 But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,5 19 for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat. 21 For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not. 23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for6 you. Do this in remembrance of me.”7 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. 27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.8 31 But if we judged9 ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined10 so that we may not be condemned along with the world. 33 So then, my brothers,11 when you come together to eat, wait for12 one another—34 if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home—so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things I will give directions when I come. Footnotes  11:3 Greek gunē. This term may refer to a woman or a wife, depending on the context  11:3 Greek anēr. This term may refer to a man or a husband, depending on the context  11:5 In verses 5–13, the Greek word gunē is translated wife in verses that deal with wearing a veil, a sign of being married in first-century culture  11:10 Or messengers, that is, people sent to observe and report  11:18 Or I believe a certain report  11:24 Some manuscripts broken for  11:24 Or as my memorial; also verse 25  11:30 Greek have fallen asleep (as in 15:6, 20)  11:31 Or discerned  11:32 Or when we are judged we are being disciplined by the Lord  11:33 Or brothers and sisters  11:33 Or share with (ESV)
(Part 4) We are picking up in a series on Historic Church Liturgy called the Gift Giver and His Gathered Guests. Why do churches do certain things like sing worship music, listen to sermons, and observe sacraments such as bread and wine? There's great purpose in each of these elements and frequency or how often things like communion are observed is important. The Reformers believed the Lord's Supper should be observed weekly to feed our souls.
(Part 3) We are picking up in a series on Historic Church Liturgy called the Gift Giver and His Gathered Guests. Why do churches do certain things like sing worship music, listen to sermons, and observe sacraments such as bread and wine? There's great purpose in each of these elements and frequency or how often things like communion are observed is important. The Reformers believed the Lord's Supper should be observed weekly to feed our souls.
Episode 827 | Adriel Sanchez and Bill Maier answer caller questions. Show Notes CoreChristianity.com Questions in this Episode 1. I would like to know what you believe about what happens to us after we die. It is my understanding that our bodies are buried and then our souls are asleep until Christ comes again. 2. Does God exist outside of space and time? 3. What is the Abrahamic covenant mentioned in Genesis 17? What aspect of the Abrahamic covenant is everlasting? Why don't Christians practice circumcision if the Abrahamic covenant is everlasting? Is it because the Hebrew word for ‘everlasting' can mean ‘long time' rather than ‘forever'? Or is there another reason? 4. I am having a difficult time living with my elderly mother. She is very cruel and this makes it hard for me to obey the 5th commandment. What should I do? 5. What are the parts of a human person? Can you expound upon the differences between body, soul, and spirit? 6. Is the Lord's Supper simply a remembrance of what Christ has accomplished or is it efficacious in some way that aids in our sanctification? Today's Offer 5 Biblical Reminders For Thanksgiving Request our latest special offers here or call 1-833-THE-CORE (833-843-2673) to request them by phone. Want to partner with us in our work here at Core Christianity? Consider becoming a member of the Inner Core. Resources Core Question – How Do I Live the Christian Life? Core Christianity: Finding Yourself in God's Story by Michael Horton