Layers of Meaning … The Lord’s Supper

Johnny Baker posted the following from another blog. I found it an excellent refection on further implications of the Lord’s Supper.

When we take the Lord?s Supper, we aren?t just agreeing to a theological principle or performing a dutiful act of remembrance like laying flowers on a grave. The Lord?s Supper is a many-layered subversive and prophetic act that declares once and for all – the exile of God?s people is over. The kingdom of God has come and will culminate in a final feast where all the friends of Jesus, regardless of class, race, gender, or nationality will sit at his table. Israel is – not a proud, pure, triumphant nation – but a rag-tag band of sinners living in the grace of God. That?s who we are and that?s why we bother with the Lord?s Supper.

I especially found, Israel is – not a proud, pure, triumphant nation – but a rag-tag band of sinners living in the grace of God., heartening. Indeed we who are the people of God must live in the grace of God!

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.