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Is there more to Communion?

Generally today, we celebrate communion in our congregations; sometimes it’s once a month and usually it is with a small wafer and a little “thimble” full of grape juice, but is there more to it than that?

Jesus was in the upper room having the final Passover meal with His disciples when He gave us the example of what a communion service should look like.  They were observing all the traditional aspects of the Passover meal and it says that, “after the meal, He took the cup….” During the Passover meal there were 4 cups of wine, each with significance. The 4th was called the cup of redemption. Jesus was saying that this cup is what I came to do; to redeem mankind.

Passover of course, was the celebration when the Jewish people were finally let go out of the land of Egypt. It did not take place easily and took the threat of the lives of all the first born in the land; including the Israelites. If they wanted to live, they had to take the blood of a lamb and apply it to the door posts and lentil of their house. (not the door but up one side, across the top and down the other side.  This action took on the shape of the 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet. All the letters had meaning and this one meant L’Chaim (life). So with the blood of a spotless lamb they painted life one their doorways and the death angle then must, “Passover”.

Today as we apply the Blood of THE LAMB, eternal death must passover.

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