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Preaching Series on Sacraments (4 of 4)
Preaching Series on Revelation (4 of 4)
1 Sam 21:1-9; Matthew 12:1-8 (or Mark 14:12-25) Commentary
by Karl Jacobson
[This is Week 4 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: 1 Samuel 21:1-9; Matthew 12:1-8
In Matthew 12 (and Luke 6 as well) the story of Jesus’ disciples “plucking grain on the Sabbath,” and Jesus healing on the Sabbath, are tied to the story David and his followers eating the “holy bread” -- that is, covenant renewal bread that was dedicated ...
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NL278: Preaching Series on Sacraments
September 03, 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.