At communion God is saying to all of His children, “You are the body of Christ.” In1 Corinthians 10:17 Paul says, “For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.”
We are one loaf because we all commune and are connected to one Jesus. If I refer to the body of Christ, what am I talking about? Either Jesus in heaven, Jesus as presented in the one loaf, or the body of Jesus as the church. Continue reading
Man was created an eating creature. God made the world full of food, and before the fall all the blessings of eating—energy, renewal, delight, and fellowship among others—were there in the Garden of Eden.
When Adam ate from the only prohibited tree, death came into this world. God cursed the ground, which would no longer easily yield food for mankind, and instead he would deal with thorns and thistles. Adam fell at a tree, but Jesus obeyed by dying on a tree with a crown of thorns on His brow. He rejected the devil’s food, refusing to live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Continue reading