Contributed by Don Hawks on Aug 20, 2004
One communion Sunday, the communion steward prepared communion with a twist. When it came time to uncover the elements the grape juice looked darker than usual. The pastor thought nothing of it and began to serve the communion. Promptly upon receiving the cup, each recipient’s face had a
Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 11, 2012
COMMUNION: IN REMEMBRANCE
A man was working in his backyard one day, when his neighbor began talking to him over the fence. He said, "Yeah, my wife and I went to one of those seminars yesterday, you know, where they teach you ways to improve your memory and such."
His neighbor commented,
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 6, 2001
THE INDESCRIBABLE GIFT--COMMUNION MEDITATION
A few years ago, on "Good Morning, America," Joan Lunden featured some extraordinary gifts you might want to include on your Christmas gift list.
One of them was a Jaguar automobile, the Jaguar 220. If you care to order one of these, go to your
Contributed by Steve Malone on Dec 1, 2001
STUBBORN JOY--Communion Meditation
"No man had more reason to be miserable than this one – yet no man was more joyful.
His first home was a palace. Servants were at his fingertips. The snap of his fingers changed the course of history. His name was known and loved. He had everything –
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
A DIVINE PERSPECTIVE- COMMUNION MEDITATION
Jim Cymbala, the author of "Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire" has said
"The cross, as poignant as it is, is understandable from a human perspective: an innocent man was murdered by crooked politicians and religious leaders. But the empty tomb-- what can you
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 2, 2004
A GLIMPSE OF ME—COMMUNION MEDITATION
In Mel Gibson’s Movie, “The Passion of Christ” there is an obscure detail in the crucifixion scene that probably goes unnoticed by most people, but it is a detail that says so much.
When Jesus is being placed on the cross, the camera comes close to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 8, 2004
THE BLOOD OF CHRIST- COMMUNION MEDITATION
If you’ve seen Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” you probably remember the scene of Jesus’ scourging. It’s rather hard to forget the whip with steel and bone and glass knotted in its leather striking Jesus over and over again.
There is a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 1, 2004
THE PERFECT MATCH- COMMUNION MEDITATION
From Daily Encounter comes this story by a Chaplain Robinson:
“In 1949, my father had just returned from the war. On every highway you could see soldiers in uniform hitchhiking home to their families. The thrill of the reunion with his family was soon
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 25, 2004
THE LOST SHEEP- COMMUNION MEDITATION
Have you heard the story of Shrek, the merino sheep that had evaded capture and shearing for 6 years? When he was finally discovered in his high mountain cave of New Zealand by musterer Ann Scanlan, he was almost unrecognizable as a sheep. The first thing
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 24, 2003
AMBASSADOR TO THE KING-- Communion Meditation
"I served on the board of a Christian college for several years. During that time, the government of Swaziland wanted to recruit Christian school teachers to come to their country and help them set up a Christian school system. Swaziland is a
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 28, 2003
THE BATTLE AND A GARDEN-- COMMUNION MEDITATION
It is interesting that Jesus went to the “Garden of Gethsemane” on the Mount of Olives. The garden still exists today, including a number of olive trees which may date back to the time of Jesus. “Gethsemane” comes to us from the Hebrew into the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 25, 2003
NEVER TIRED-- COMMUNION MEDIATION
One of the young men fighting in Operation Enduring Freedom is Michael High, a 20-year-old control fireman aboard the carrier USS Harry S. Truman.
The sailor from Machesney Park, Illinois has a young wife, who is expecting their first child.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2003
A CRUSHING GRIEF-- COMMUNION MEDITATION
Her name was Laurie. Robert Barnett only met her one time and that was for less than an hour. It was in the ICU at a university hospital. It was the last day of Laurie’s life on earth, only neither Laurie nor Robert knew that at the time. During the brief
THE INCREDIBLE GIFT--COMMUNION MEDIATION
Danny was born with no ears. He could hear all right, but he didn’t have ears like normal people. All his life, Danny endured ridicule and rejection because of his deformity. But he learned to live with it. Thankfully, he had loving parents and a strong
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 28, 2003
WINNING FOR ANOTHER--COMMUNION MEDITATION
Giving your life for someone else is a powerful image. When it happens, it is impossible to miss the divine in it.
Even when the sacrifice happens on a less than mortal level, it still echoes a spiritual truth.
The world saw a little of this
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 17, 2003
FINISHING IN FAILURE, OR FAITH-- COMMUNION MEDITATION
One of Track and Field’s more interesting events is the high jump. The high jump and the pole vault are the only events where even the winner finishes in failure.
Right after the jumper clears one heighth, the bar is raised. The bar
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 13, 2002
COMMUNION IN YOUR ‘CIVVIES’
Janet Daley writes in the UK Telegraph about a “movement among Church of England clergy in favour of going into civvies.” One of the things that the Church of England Synod is debating is the agitation some are having for dress-down Sundays, which would allow the vicar
SUSTAINING FELLOWSHIP- COMMUNION MEDITATION
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor and theologian who was an enemy of the Nazis because he refused to go along with their state idea of a church that practiced the anti-semitism of the Nazis. In fact, he was a hunted man who upheld authentic
Contributed by Robert Tatum on Sep 4, 2002
A PERFECT SALVATION-COMMUNION MEDITATION
Near Mobile, Alabama there was a railroad bridge that spanned a big bayou. The date was September 22, 1993. It was a foggy morning just before daybreak when a tugboat accidentally pushed a barge into the bayou. The drifting barge slammed into the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Oct 6, 2002
THINKING ON HELL- COMMUNION MEDITATION
Maybe you’ve seen the famous sculpture "The Thinker." The statue was originally created in 1880 as part of Auguste Rodin’s larger work 'The Gates of Hell', an ornamental door for a proposed Palace of Decorative Arts.
What is the thinker thinking