The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, “How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?” Continue reading
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.” Continue reading
But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 1 Cor 11:28
The first of a year is always a great time for self examination of one’s spiritual condition. Continue reading
Gen 14:20 And he gave him a tithe of all.
It is one of the most difficult things for most Christians to do – tithing.
In fact, many Christians don’t believe in the practice stating as their reason that tithing was part of the law.
That is not the case. Tithing predates the law by at over 400 years.
There was no law that commanded Abram to give a tenth of everything to Melchizedek – but he did.
Abram did this out of the joy in his heart to give.
Had Abram received anything from the king and priest of Salem?
Certainly he received and accepted the communion between them, symbolized by the bread and wine. And he accepted the blessing that Melchizedek spoke.
When we receive the Communion of God (the body and blood of the Savior) for ourselves and then accept the blessing of God, then joy should be the motivation to give from the heart!
Abba, I fail in this area in so many ways – giving! Giving to you and to others in true need. Yet I have never turned down any of Your blessings for me. I repent of my shortcomings and seek Your help to overcome it. In Jesus’ name, YES&AMEN
Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; Continue reading
For you have perverted the words of the living God. Jer 23:36
There is a bit of romanticism and nostalgia surrounding Christmas.
Consider the songs we love to hear and sing.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping on your nose,
Yuletide carols being sung by a choir,
And folks dressed up like Eskimos. Continue reading