Category Archives: Cup

Blood on the Table—Part 16—Forgiveness

We are looking at Ephesians and Colossians for their teaching on forgiveness. Two verses remain, in these books, that we must treat, Ephesians 4.32 and Colossians 3.13. The goal, as consistently in these studies, is to see the impact of … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 15—Forgiveness

When we turn to Paul, we find crucial implications for forgiveness that flows from the blood of Christ. First, there are people who have their sins forgiven, whose sins God is not now keeping a record of: “Blessed are they … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 9

We celebrate the rich blessings that flow from the sacrifice as we partake in the Lord’s Supper. The cup is especially brimming with God’s goodness. So far we have seen His justification, propitiation, and reconciliation attached to the shedding of … Continue reading

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The Cup at the Table — Part 4

The work that we have done so far on “cup” suggests that it is one-sided, only referring to the wrath of God (cp. also Hab 2.16; Pss 11.6; 75.8; and Lam 4.21). There are a few other references that we … Continue reading

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The Cup at the Table — Part 3

In the last post we saw some of the symbolism of wine in the Bible. Yet the Lord’s Supper passages never directly mention it. Jesus calls it the “fruit of the vine” or simply “the cup.” What is His point? … Continue reading

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The Cup at the Table — Part 1

I grew up in a conservative, almost fundamentalist, tradition where wine was forbidden. Yet it always made me uncomfortable when we talked about the Lord’s Supper and mentioned wine. “Wine is a mocker,  strong drink a brawler, And whoever  is … Continue reading

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