"Celebration," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by John August Swanson. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Preaching Series on Sacraments (3 of 4)
Preaching Series on Revelation (3 of 4)
Psalm 65; 1 Cor 11:17-34 Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
[This is Week 3 of a 4-week preaching series on Sacraments.]
The Lord’s Supper The Lord’s table, with its supper of bready body and blood-red wine, is a place where we are invited, as the old table-song-summons sings it, “to come and dine, the Master calls us.”
Here again the celebration of the Lord’s Supper creates what is sometimes called “liminal space,” space which God creates using the concrete elements with a word of Promise, in order to meet us, feed us, forgive us, bring us together. And, just as importantly, this space, this place, is where we can encounter the living God -- to meet, and know, be transformed by Christ Jesus.
Preaching text: Psalm 65; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
Psalm 65 praises God, and in so doing tells us -- by telling God -- that “Happy are those whom you choose and bring near to live in your courts.” Here again place is in play. And in God’s place, in God’s courts, house, temple, the promise is that “we ...
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2017-2018 Readings (Year 4)
2017-2018 Worship Resources
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NL278: Preaching Series on Sacraments
August 27, 2017
This is the podcast for the Narrative Lectionary's 4-week preaching series on sacraments (Aug. 13-Sept. 3, 2017), featuring Profs. Rolf Jacobson, Kathryn Schifferdecker, and Craig Koester. Podcast recorded at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn.