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[1] What is Communion, is it the Passover Meal?

Little fingers in the food mixing bowl!

Jesus knew that He was going to finish the meal in a different way, but He did want to eat the Passover with his disciples.
In initiating the Passover Meal, God wanted certain things in this meal to point to the Jews leaving Egypt, but also, and more importantly, to point directly to Jesus…

Looking for revival

Seed germinating in the ground and sprouting through the ground

Why do so many people look down on anything old these days? When looking for revival it is Biblical to look back. But we are constantly told that everything is ‘improved’ and ‘new’. Why is that, because these things couldn’t have been perfect to start with! But God’s work is perfect.
He can’t be improved, neither can His works.
We can be such an arrogant generation!…

Baptism meaning – Problematic in practice

Baptism methods, river, font and baptistry

Baptism meaning: There are different ways of getting baptised and this subject has caused a lot of conflict between different Christian groups. This post looks at this dilemma. I had to learn a lesson many years ago involving water baptism and I want to pass this on to you…

What is church doctrine? Go Shake Your World With It!

A man pointing at you

FACEBOOK has its doctrine. Doctrine contrary to popular opinion, is not legalism. What is church doctrine? Doctrine is just the working essentials for getting things done. Facebook has it, Twitter has it and so have you. Doctrine determines:- Identity, Authority and ability…

[2] Communion meaning and The Passover Meal

Laying on a beach.

We see the Communion meaning when we see Jesus at his last supper with his disciples. He was celebrating the Passover meal and Jesus would certainly have seen this as a celebration of spiritual freedom…

[3] The symbolism of the Passover Seder Meal

Wine bottle with wine glass.

There is a lovely symbolism of the Passover Meal – the Seder Meal. The Head of the house puts on a Kittel which resembles a Lab Coat, but has no pockets or buttons. The origin of the Kittel comes from the priests clothes. But NOT the High Priest’s elaborate garments. When he entered the Holy of Holies on the Day of Atonement, he wore simple linen garments…

Life is a journey, do you know where you are going?

Man walking on a dirt track

Whether we like it or not, our life is a journey. Even if we haven’t got a destination in view, we are still walking along a spiritual pathway. And the pathway of our life can be rough at times – it can be difficult to keep on the best track…

What is a Christian?

Man mocking someone.

In a National questionnaire involving all adults: 72% said that they were ‘Christian’ * But only 5 out of 100 go to church! So “What is a Christian?” To help answer that, did you know that the word ‘Christian’ was a nickname!…