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ON THIS SPECIAL EDITION OF SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN WE'LL BRIEFLY GO OVER THE DAYS LEADING UP TO MAUNDY THURSDAY. MAUNDY THURSDAY IS VERY IMPORTANT ON THE CHRISTIAN CALENDAR, IT REPRESENTS THE NIGHT THAT JESUS TAUGHT HIS DISCIPLES ABOUT HOW TO REMEMBER HIM WITH HOLY COMMUNION WHICH WAS EXPERIENCED DURING THE LAST SUPPER. AFTERWARDS, THE DISCIPLES ACCOMPANIED HIM TO THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE, WHERE HE ASKED TO BE ALLOWED TO PRAY BY HIMSELF TO GOD. AT THIS TIME HE WAS TOTALLY ALONE, EVEN FROM GOD, AS HE TOOK ON THE BURDEN OF THE SINS OF THE WORLD AWAITING HIS ARREST BY THE SOLDIERS BROUGHT TO HIM BY THE TRAITOR jUDAS ISCARIOT. THIS WAS THE MOMENT HE DREADED BUT KNEW HE HAD TO FACE, FOR WITH HIS UPCOMING DEATH AFTER A TRUMPED UP TRIAL, HIS PURPOSE ON EARTH WAS FULFILLED. ALL OF MANKIND, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE WAS FORGIVEN BY HIM UPON HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS ON GOOD FRIDAY. AND THE QUESTION IS LEFT TO EACH OF US TO ANSWER: DO WE ACCEPT HIS FORGIVENESS BY BELIEVING IN HIM THROUGH FAITH? THAT'S OUR MESSAGE THIS DAY.
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One day we are going to be called home by Father God, He will call His children and it will be a great homecoming indeed. It want be a left over meal or something from the local market; this will be the finest and tastiest meal we have ever eaten. Yet, the most thrilling of all is that Father God will be sitting at the table with us. This delightful meal being prepared will exceed any feast
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Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns.7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. 8 Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of God’s holy people.) 9 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
Communion is not a religious ritual where only the select few are welcome. All are welcome at my table. All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. All are not worthy. So let us come and be free from the burden of sin that is why we dine with the master who knows our thoughts afar off. He is the one who prepares our hearts and minds and cleanses us from all unrighteousness. Man will tempt you with an opinion but the tempter of man is the devil. For we have not a high priest who cannot be tempted but in all points was tempted as we are yet without sin. Daily we make mistakes, daily we fail to do what is right and daily we pray forgive us our trespass as we forgive those who trespass against us. The more we take communion the more our father forgive and strengthens us to live a better life worthy of him. So come and dine the master calls, come and feast. The table is spread. If the rightous refuse come you lame, you broken, you who are rejected. Come and dine. Communion is for you.
About the Communion Service As it Was Celebrated by the Earliest Christians (From "The Story of Christianity: Volume 1" by Justo L. Gonzalez)
We are told in the book of Acts that from the very beginning the early church had the custom of gathering on the first day of the week for the breaking of bread -- the Eucharist or Lord's Supper. The reason for gathering on the first day of the week was that this was the day of the resurrection of the Lord. Therefore, the main purpose of this service of worship was not to call the faithful to repentance, or to make them aware of the magnitude of their sins, but rather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and the promises of which that resurrection was the seal. For this reason, Acts describes those gatherings as happy occasions: they "ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people." Those early communion services did not focus their attention on the events of Good Friday, but rather on those of Easter. A new reality had dawned, and Christians gathered to celebrate that dawning and to be participants in it.
From that time, and throughout most of its history, the Christian church has seen in communion its normal and highest act of worship. Only after the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century -- and in many cases much later -- did it become common practice in many Protestant churches to focus their worship on preaching rather than on communion.
Besides the well-known but scant data offered by the New Testament, it is possible to reconstruct early Christian worship by piecing together information from a number of extant documents. Although these writings come from different times and places, and therefore there are differences and inconsistencies in what they tell us, it is possible to draw from them a general picture of the typical service of communion.
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Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper
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26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Episode 2942 - The Parable of the Great Supper
Pastor David Measures www.dwmmi.org
Recorded 11-3-2015 on Omega Man Radio omegamanradio.com
Matthew 26:17-30King James Version (KJV) 17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? 18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples. 19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. 20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve. 21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. 22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? 23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. 24 The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. 25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said. 26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. 30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
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