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4-30-2015 The Lord-less Supper

Jesus took the Jewish Passover elements and gave them new meaning for those in His kingdom. The unleavened bread is to remember His body, “the fruit of the vine” is to remember His “blood, which is shed for you” (Luke 22:18-20). Paul taught Christians, “as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26 NKJV), and met with disciples “on the first day of the week” “to break bread” (Acts 20:7). Jesus’ death has not properly been remembered by Christians without this weekly observance. Changing the elements, their meaning, or the time of observance, removes Jesus Christ from His Supper! Christians are those who have been baptized into Christ Jesus’ death (Romans 6:3 NKJV). Salvation before baptism removes Jesus from baptism.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#break-bread, #first-day-of-the-week, #fruit-of-the-vine, #jewish-passover, #unleavened-bread

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3-25-2015 Man-Made Tradition: Jesus’ Resurrection

Jesus Christ was “declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.”(Romans 1:4 NKJV). Since Jesus “rose early on the first day of the week” (Mark 16:9 NKJV), Christians meet together on the “first day of the week” in remembrance of His resurrection, and “break bread” to remember Jesus’ death for their sins (Acts 20:7 NKJV). Because each week has a “first day” the churches of Christ remember Jesus’ Gospel every week. Sinners may put this Gospel into their hearts, by being “buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4 NKJV). This is not seasonal, but serious.

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

#break-bread, #buried-through-baptism, #first-day-of-the-week, #jesus-resurrection-from-the-dead