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Old Testament Background for the Lord’s Supper

In the (too long!) past entries we have looked at the New Testament’s contributions to thinking about the Lord’s Supper. My intention now is to turn to the Old Testament. Because I am taking on new responsibilities temporarily in my … Continue reading

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Cleansing the Conscience — Forgiveness — Red Heifers — Part 10

I grew up in the largest cow town in America, but I’m still essentially a city boy. So I had to ask what a red heifer would be. The word has two elements, in the Bible. First, a heifer is … Continue reading

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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 6a—Oops!—Justification Revisited

The final verse that we will treat connecting Jesus’ blood to redemption is Romans 3.24, “being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” (The concept of redemption, though, is “used widely in the New … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 11

Teaching children what is valuable is a significant part of any parent’s job. In the same way, acculturating people to the Family of God requires teaching what constitutes value. Peter addresses this very issue in 1 Peter 1.18-19. The verses … Continue reading

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Blood on the Table—Part 10

We found four verses in the NT that bear on the blood of Christ accomplishing redemption: Ephesians 1.7; Hebrews 9.12; 1 Peter 1.19; and Romans 3.24. In this post we will study Ephesians 1.7. “In Him we have redemption through … Continue reading

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Grace at the Table with the Body of Christ — Part 1

First Corinthians contains the fourth and last account of the Lord’s Supper. The letter addresses a number of problems that Paul became aware of among the Christians in Corinth, in some ways the worst in the New Testament. A man … Continue reading

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Grace at the Prophet’s Table at the Turn of the Times — Part 3

The purpose of these initial studies is to present ways of preaching or teaching the Lord’s Supper passages without being simply repetitive, and to preach them reflecting the messages of the various books in which they occur. So, how about … Continue reading

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Grace at the Lord’s Table — Part 3

The previous two posts have reviewed crucial material for understanding the message of Mark’s gospel. It presents Jesus as LORD, Son of God, who reveals Himself to His own disciples who do not understand Him, or only half do. How … Continue reading

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