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Thoughts on worship in church – part 1

Thoughts on worship in church – part 1

Here we look at the use of songs in churches, bringing in the Presence of God, anointed songs and worship that is real. Bringing in God’s Presence: How do we bring in God’s Presence? Well some may say that He is everywhere so how can we do such a thing? But in the Bible there are examples […]

The Cup of Redemption

The Cup of Redemption

Part 7 Communion and the Last Supper: The third Seder Meal cup – the cup of redemption: The cup of redemption speaks of salvation and rescue. For the Jews it symbolizes the blood of the lamb in Egypt that saved them from slavery. For Christians it symbolizes the blood of the Lamb of God that saves […]

The amazing symbolism of the Matzah and Aficoman in the Passover Seder Meal

The amazing symbolism of the Matzah and Aficoman in the Passover Seder Meal

Part 6 Communion and the Last Supper: At the Passover Seder Meal, three pieces of Matzah (unleavened bread) are put into a Matzah Pouch, one in each of the three compartments. The Jews have various ideas to what this represents: the three measures of fine meal from which Sarah baked cakes for her husband Abraham’s […]

More symbolism in the Seder Passover Meal

More symbolism in the Seder Passover Meal

Part 5 Communion and the Last Supper: The Cup of Deliverance: When the Israelites were in slavery in Egypt, Moses kept going to see Pharaoh and said: “God says: ‘Let my people go!’” But ten times God had to send plagues upon Egypt to get Pharaoh to agree. In the Seder Passover Meal everyone lifts […]

The symbolic food at the Seder Passover Meal

The symbolic food at the Seder Passover Meal

Part 4 Communion and the Last Supper: Dipping parsley into the salt water: After taking a sip from the first cup of wine, everyone picks up the parsley and dips it in to salt water and then tastes a bit. This represents the Jew’s tears of slavery when they were in Egypt. Matzah (unleavened bread) […]

The symbolism of the Passover Seder Meal

The symbolism of the Passover Seder Meal

Part 3 Communion and the Last Supper: In the Seder meal there is a lovely symbolism. The Kittel coat: The Head of the house puts on a Kittel which resembles a Lab Coat, but has no pockets or buttons. The origin of the Kittel comes from the priests clothes. But NOT the High Priest’s elaborate […]

The Passover Meal and Communion

The Passover Meal and Communion

Part 2 Communion and the Last Supper: How did Jesus introduce the concept of Communion? In part 1 we looked at how Jesus introduced the Communion by having a Passover Meal, and we looked briefly at how the Passover Meal has now become the Seder Meal. Firstly, who was there at this Passover meal? Talking […]