Remembering Christ

Reflecting on Jesus’ sacrifice “This do in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19). Will Siekman Listen to audio:  With solemn joy, in smaller and larger groups (or perhaps alone) we shall gather on the evening of Sunday, April 9, 2017, to observe — in obedience to him who did institute and command it — the Lord’s Supper. For some, the years of our pilgrimage have been many and hard, but again we draw nigh to the hallowed place in our Christian experience, once []

The Hard Saying

Partaking Worthily “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you” (John 6:53). Noah Amoo, Ghana Listen to audio:  A day earlier, Jesus had fed more than five thousand with just five loaves of bread and two fish. That multitude had followed him apparently because of such miracles. Before this he had travelled from Galilee to Jerusalem to observe the []

As Oil Poured Out

Promoting Unity “Surely the LORD is in this place … this is none other but the house of God” (Genesis 28:16, 17). Piotr Krajcer, Poland Listen to audio:  The theme text was pronounced by Jacob following his dream of angels descending up and down a ladder from heaven. Do you remember what Jacob did when he awoke? “Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, []

The Garden of God

Contrasting Adam and Jesus “The cedars in the garden of God could not hide him: the fir trees were not like his boughs, and the chestnut trees were not like his branches; nor any tree in the garden of God was like unto him in his beauty. I have made him fair by the multitude of his branches: so that all the trees of Eden, that were in the garden of God, envied him” (Ezekiel 31:8-9). Gheorghe Bivol, Moldova Listen to audio:  The Garden of []

News and Views

Religious Listen to audio:  A bombing at Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedral killed at least 25 people and wounded 49, many of them women and children attending Sunday mass, in the deadliest attack on Egypt’s Christian minority in years. The attack comes as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi fights battles on several fronts. — Reuters, 12/11/2016 Beneath layers of ancient marble, renovators at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem say they have found what may be the limestone bench where the body []