40 Days . . . Part 3: Looking Backward
by Steve Gillen
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Why do we have baptisms and Communion? Jesus established the sacrament of Communion because He knows that humans have a memory problem. Here in America, we have created memorials dedicated to Vietnam veterans, great presidents, and others to help us remember the sacrifices they made to bring us freedom. ..
Arresting Spiritual Drift
by Bill Hybels
Although churches through the centuries have formatted the sacrament of Communion based on their interpretation of Jesus' words at the Last Supper, there are common essentials that all Christian churches share. This message gives historical perspective on how churches have celebrated the Lord's Supper ..
Jesus Uncensored, Part 3
by Nancy Beach
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Now, if I were to ask you what happens at most rite of passage events, like weddings and anniversaries, retirement parties, what components are necessary in order to mark an important event? You'd probably agree with me that there are at least three essential ingredients to mark a rite of passage. The ..
Significance Of The Sacraments, The
What is really gone on in Luke 22? What does kingdom mean? The kingdom is the presence and influence of the kingship of God. It is anywhere where God's way gets done. What Jesus is promising is that at some point this is going to come into full affect. Jesus says one day there will be a time when ..
Textperience: The Passion, Part 2: The Last Supper
by Nick Richtsmeier
The Acts 2 church models for us how a community of believers should live out life in their neighborhoods through fellowship and the breaking of bread in such a way that people who are far from God can experience them daily, can be served by them, and can begin to want what it is that these believers ..
The Table, Part 2: Lord's Table
by Randy Frazee
As humans, we like to observe milestones. In the life of a Christian, there are two milestones to observe. Popularly called sacraments, one is baptism, which is an initiation rite. The other is communion, an ongoing sacrament. Baptism is important because it signals that we have made a public decision ..
Two Very Big Deals
The sacraments of Baptism and Communion are two practices that indicate the presence of spiritual life. Baptism is the public initiation rite of the Christian faith. You are telling others that you are committed to your faith and that you would like to be held accountable to it. When you participate ..
Whatever You Do ... Do These Two
by John Ortberg