At the Passover meal just before Jesus was killed he instituted the practice of communion. When we take communion, we do so in the time between the initial experience of our faith and the final fulfillment of our unity with God and each other. This space “in-between” is like the wilderness the Jews experienced after leaving Egypt but before entering the promised land.
Archive for ‘January, 2010’
Tagged as Communion, Covenant, Healing, Passover, Suffering
As Jesus was warning his disciples about the coming destruction of the temple he instructed them to be careful lest their hearts be weighed down in various ways. This warning applies not only to Jesus’ disciples at that time, but also to his disciples today.
Tagged as destruction, fear, Haiti, Haiti earthquake, prophecy
Jesus warned his disciples about the coming destruction of the temple. This prophecy was fulfilled in 70 AD. Yet there are timeless truths to be found in this text regarding what it means to prepare for what lies ahead of us.
This video shows some Echo students volunteering at The Naomi Residence, a shelter for women and children run by the Union Gospel Mission.
Tagged as Giving, greed, Money, Sacrifice, Tithe, Wealth
In the story of the widow with her two small coins Jesus shows us that it is not the amount that we give that matters, but rather how much of a sacrifice that amount really is for us.