two: communion

series: Core Values

title: two: communion

date: September 24, 2017

teacher: Jacob Bender

scriptures:  1 Corinthians 11:17-29, Exodus 12, Luke 22:15, Hebrews 12:2

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In the days following the establishment of the church, there became something called “the agape” - or “the love feast” - and the best way I can think to describe it would, essentially the “meal” version of Acts 2:42-47 - which is the part of Acts that talks about how everyone shared with everyone… people would sell something to pay someone else’s bill… all people had all things in common… Because that was the closest way that they could come up with, to live LIKE JESUS. 


So at “the agape” - Everyone would bring what they could to the meal… some would bring a LOT, others would bring just a little…. most likely there were others who would not be able to bring anything to the table, and yet, they were welcomed with open arms as part of the family… 

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in fact, people considered it a privilege to share this meal with one another.

it was a union of, as Acts puts it (Acts 2:44), people who have all things in common.

Even if to the rest of the world, it would seem like they had NOTHING IN COMMON. 

it was a common Union.

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