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Discussion questions for this week's service

Talk with family or friends, or journal some thoughts around these questions...

  1. What is your earliest memory of taking communion?
  2. Describe an especially meaningful experience with communion.  Where were you, and what was it like?  How did it feel?
  3. Why is it important that Christ was broken and poured out for us?
  4. What is the broken space within you?  How could Christ offer healing to that space?
  5. How does the act of taking communion together make us "one"?

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Daily Scripture Readings

Week of August 3, 2020

Continue to explore the meaning and mystery of communion this week:

Monday:  Matthew 26:17-30Imagine yourself as one of the disciples around the table, experiencing this for the first time.  What would you reaction have been to the bread broken and cup offered?

Tuesday:  Mark 14:12-25What do you think the disciples thought Jesus meant when he said, “Take; this is my body” and “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many”?

Wednesday:   Luke 22:14-23Here, Jesus asks the disciples to take the cup and “divide it among themselves.”  How can we “divide Christ among ourselves” rather than keep Christ to ourselves?

Thursday:  John 13:1-20Instead of the institution of communion, John tells us about how Jesus washed the disciples’ feet at the last supper.  What common ground do communion and footwashing share in terms of their message and meaning for us today?

Friday:  1 Corinthians 10:16-17How are we made one, because we partake of one bread?

Saturday:  1 Corinthians 11:17-26How does the act of taking communion “proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes”?  Why would that be important?

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