What Holy Communion isn’t

lords-supperToday we have a huge obsession with food.   My two favourite TV programmes are Masterchef and Come dine with me.   Never before in human history have we been so obsessed with the style, presentation and taste of food. 

Food of course is a good gift from God that he has given for our enjoyment, but we can easily turn a good thing into a bad thing – if we become too fixated about it! Christianity has its own meals also.   The Apostle Paul referred to fellowship meals among the Corinthian Christians as “the Lord’s meal” – in actual fact those Christians were behaving so badly that Paul said it was not the Lord’s meal (“supper”, 1 Corinthians 11:20) they were celebrating.

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Why we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, not the Passover

Mark, in his book about Jesus, stresses that Jesus died during the Jewish festival of the Passover.  The gospel of Mark in the New Testament chapter 14:1-16 mentions the word “passover” five times!

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