Christian Living 

The Son of Man came…

Reading the introduction to Tim Chester’s excellent book A meal with Jesus was one of those moments where a little insight struck me with great force. It’s a lesson I’ve used many times since as I’ve sought to explain why food is so important in the life of Grace Church.  There are three ways in which the New Testament completes the sentence, ‘The Son of Man came…’ ‘The Son of Man came note to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many’ (Mark 10:45); ‘The…

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Church 

Bread & Wine as a covenant meal

While studying for a series on communion I came across a few references to bread & wine in the Old Testament that intrigued me. So I reached out to those of greater brain power than me for some input. One of those was James Patrick, a friend in Emmanuel Church Oxford. I thought his insights were really helpful, so with his kind permission I’m sharing them here. Here’s what I noticed: “I’ve been reading and thinking a fair bit about communion and today noticed something I’d not thought of before.…

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