READ: “The one who says he resides in God ought himself to walk just as Jesus walked” 1 Jn 2.6.

THINK: Walking is a figure of life with God, Acts 9.31; Rom 4.12, beginning in the Garden of Eden, Gen 3.8. It’s a sign of being his people, Lev 26.12, and of participating in his holiness, Deut 30.16; Isa 2.5; Lk 1.6. It is a condition of divine blessing, Jn 8.12; 1 Jn 1.7. We ought to walk in love, Eph 5.2, decently, Rom 13.13; by the Spirit, Gal 5.16, 25; in good works, Eph 2.10, as wise, Eph 5.15, in a way worthy of God, 1 Thes 2.12. (NET Bible does not always retain the figure of walking.) Continue reading

READ: “Do this in remembrance of me” Lk 22.19.

THINK: Jesus established the Lord’s supper as a perpetual memorial of his death for our redemption. His act serves as model, 1 Cor 11. He who eats is the one who has entered into Christ and has the commitment to serve him in all things. We have the approved example to eat every first day of the week, Acts 20.7. Continue reading

Lord's supper reflectionThe question the disciples ask, even though it appears to be rhetorical, is an appropriate one for Christians as well, especially so during the Lord’s supper. It was during the Passover/establishment of the supper that they asked it, when Jesus said that one of them would betray him.

They were distressed, and one by one said to him, “Surely not I?”
Mark 14.19 NET Continue reading

cup of sufferingWhen Jesus assembled all his disciples around the table to remember his death, so do we.

When Jesus served the bread first and then the cup, so do we.

When Jesus prayed and gave thanks for the bread and the cup, so do we.

When all the disciples ate and drank to remember Jesus’ death, all of them, so do we.

When Jesus broke the bread, so do we (sometimes).

When Jesus explained the meaning of the supper, we don’t. Why is that? Continue reading