Lord’s Supper

He Makes Me Worthy

I have observed the Lord’s Supper/Passover for several decades, and it becomes more meaningful each year. For me, it is a solemn memorial service and a joyful rededication and relationship renewal with my brothers and sisters. Our Creator knew that we would need weekly and annual reminders to recommit our hearts and redirect our attention […]

Preparing for Supper

We have sat together at the Lord’s table and heard the old, old story of Jesus and His love forty-five times. As with the weekly Sabbath, preparation is the key to receiving the most from the service. We refresh our minds on the story of Jesus and His teachings by reading all four Gospel accounts […]

Muddy Feet

When I think about what the Lord’s Supper means to me, one in particular comes to mind. Many years ago, I worked at a Christian summer camp as a counselor. The week before the kids arrived, we worked diligently to prepare the camp for the entire summer. This particular summer, we finished early, so our […]

Body and Blood

It’s significant how appropriate the emblems of the bread and the wine are as representatives of our Lord’s broken body and spilt blood. Bread is a staple in our diets, the most important food staple grown in a region. How fitting that Jesus is the Bread of Life! Psalm 104:15 says that “bread . . […]

Precious Memories

Sandra: One of my greatest delights in our ministry was helping Ken prepare for the annual Lord’s Supper service: a fully candlelight service, lace tablecloth, the emblems, setting up for the feet washing, selecting special hymns to play for the prelude. Since it was conducted by candlelight, you knew as you entered the chapel there […]

50 Years On . . .

With fondness, we recall many annual Lord’s Supper celebrations with congregations served over the years in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Texas — and one special Supper with brethren down under in Adelaide, South Australia. The commitment among CoG7 folks to “do this in remembrance of Me [Jesus]” in the same season each year runs deep. […]

Redeeming the Time

Having just turned 50 a few weeks ago, I’ve been thinking about time a little more than usual these days, and just a few weeks ahead of Lord’s Supper. It is not dreaded, depressed thoughts — only that keen awareness that time is not waiting for me. It is like that proverbial hound that dogs […]

I’m Not Innocent but Forgiven

 The book of Isaiah opens with God grieving because Israel’s sins have blinded them, making them ignorant of God’s deep love for them: Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the Lord hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. The ox knoweth his owner, and […]

First Footwashing

When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, […]

Hunger Pangs

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good (Psalm 34:8, NKJV throughout). I accepted Christ at a young age (4), so I have many memories of taking communion as a kid. Everything about it was special: the gold metal trays, the cups of grape juice and tiny wafers, the music, the solemn quiet. As the […]