Beginning the Journey (for new Christians)
1, 2, and 3 John
1 & 2 Thessalonians
1 & 2 Timothy
2 Peter, Jude
7 Last Words of Christ
Christ Powered Life (Rom 5-8)
David, Life of
Jesus and the Kingdom
Lamb of God
Names of God
Sermon on the Mount
A 142-page book by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
Meditations for Disciples on the Eucharist or Communion
The Lord's Supper will renew you as you probe its mysteries in Scripture.
Sometimes the Lord's Supper can seem boring, repetitious, or practically meaningless, providing a mere sentimental anchor to your faith. But communion or Eucharist or the Mass is more than a formal ritual. It is deeply significant.
This book provides meditations on ten of the rich themes that underlie the Lord's Supper. Don't expect a series of dogmatic propositions, but rather instruction in what the Scriptures themselves teach. While the author shares his own interpretations, he considers alternative understandings with respect.
The goal of the book is to so illuminate the rich themes of communion, that the next time - or next 100 times - you serve or partake of the Lord's Supper, you'll recall with joy and love what it really means.
Lord's Supper: Meditations for Disciples provides a spiritual adventure, not unlike scuba diving. Communion, as you are aware, is not a fixed doctrine, but a wonderful and holy mystery into which we immerse ourselves, as we explore and probe its depths.
Here are the contents:
|1.||My Body, My Blood -- Literal or Figurative?|
|2.||Remembering and Proclaiming Christ's Death (Luke 22:19b; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26)|
|3.||Being Sharers in the Sacrifice (1 Corinthians 10:16, 18)|
|4.||My Body Given for You (Luke 22:19b)|
|5.||My Blood Poured Out for Many (Matthew 26:28)|
|6.||A New Covenant in My Blood (1 Corinthians 11:25)|
|7.||The Cup of Blessing and the One Loaf (1 Corinthians 10:16-17)|
|8.||Eating His Flesh, Drinking His Blood (John 6:53-57)|
|9.||The Lord's Supper and the Great Banquet (Luke 22:16, 18; Matthew 26:29)|
|10.||Preparing Ourselves for the Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11: 27-34)|
Whether you're a pastor or priest, a deacon or member of a religious order, an elder, teacher, or lay leader, you'll find the makings of many sermons and communion meditations here. But hopefully, this book will help you first feed your own soul on the Heavenly Bread and find spiritual nourishment.
This book is suitable for both personal and group study in 10 lessons. The discussion questions and participant handouts make it ideal for small groups and adult classes.
"Suits busy pastors as it gives a comprehensive and in-depth study of the Lord's Supper. Valuable for preaching material or serious bible study. Well recommended." Rev. Gordon C., South Australia
"Goes far beyond what other teachers do in getting to the heart of each idea, concept, truth, and word. Nothing is left unexplained." -- Gerald M., United Methodist
"Even after many years of serving communion as a pastor, the study helped me gain a deeper love and appreciation for the meaning of this element." -- Elwood O., Church of the Nazarene
"Solid, well thought out, and presented." -- Dr. Richard C., Southern Baptist
"Very easy reading and applicable for the new believer and the seasoned Christian." -- Cathy R., Baptist
"Remarkable for its careful research, scholarship, vision, ability to bring the Scripture texts alive for now, rather than peering into something of past ages only. Challenged me in my personal, ongoing relationship with the Lord." -- Bruce McG., Roman Catholic
Order the book. It will enrich your thoughts, your prayers, your worship, and your life.
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