November 2, 2014


Passage: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34

The Bible begins in a garden and ends in a garden city, and in both places food is prominent. Adam and Eve do the will of the serpent and eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Jesus refuses to do the will of the devil to turn stones into bread, instead feeding on every word of the Father. The first Adam fell eating from a tree, and second Adam redeemed on a tree, “feeding” on the will of God. Carolyn Steel: “Few acts are more expressive of companionship than the shared meal…. Someone with whom we share food is likely to be our friend, or well on the way to becoming one.” No wonder our worship culminates in the Lord’s Supper—table fellowship with our God and each another! These visible words are given so that we would believe, eat, enjoy, and look forward to our final redemption at the supper of the Lamb.

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