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Gathering Together to Reimagine the Lord’s Supper
August 14, 2011, 7:19 pm
Filed under: 1- Discovering Organic Church Life Testimony

The brothers and sisters met at our home this Sunday, gathering together to learn Christ and to make Him Head.

We shared a common meal, a pot luck, of food and drinks for everyone to share from. We shared with one another about life, some in the living room, some in the kitchen. Interestingly much of the discussion was on food and experiences with trying new kinds of food and enjoyed the time of sharing.

We all gathered together in the living room. We shared about various things and then began sharing stories of forgiveness, reminding ourselves of some examples in the past of great forgiveness in spite of some horrendous situations. As we were sharing stories of forgiveness we noted that the chapter in Reimagining Church that we were going to read today was on “Reimagining the Lord’s Supper” in that our discussion had been on food and forgiveness. The thought seemed to go deep.

Some shared stories about the need for putting off the flesh. Some saw this as pruning to bear fruit. We shared further about the importance of pruning in our lives, to bear more fruit, and how it doesn’t seem pleasant at the time, but that God has a purpose for it.

We read from Reimagining Church from Chapter 3, “Reimagining the Lord’s Supper” and had a wonderful discussion from what the New Testament says and looking at it differently from what the institutional church normally “practices it,” e.g. instead of as a common meal but as a separate practice and made into a religious ceremony. Each shared something of Christ related to the common meal and the importance that it has in helping the body of Christ not to forget its foundation in Christ alone and to move forward together in Him.

We spent some time sharing together, playing with little Aaric who was a delight to see enjoying playing around the room. Even brother Byron got down on the floor and was playing with the blocks with Aaric and the other boys, :). We look forward to gathering together again at Byron and Brenda’s home next as we “Reimagine the Gathering Place.”

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Makes the Lord’s Supper so much more real, doesn’t it? The fellowship of true brothers and sisters over food and in the Word. What could be better?

Comment by cindyinsd

amen! Thanks Cindy, blessings sister, :).

Comment by John Wilson




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