God’s story is the content and prayer of ancient worship.
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Remember God’s saving deeds in the past and anticipate God’s rule over all creation in the future.
Public prayer lifts up all creation to the Father through Jesus Christ by the Spirit.
Bob’s life verse: Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might (Ecc 9:10).
The nature of worship has shifted from corporate prayer to platform presentational performance.
In the celebration of the Table, Jesus is given anew and poured out again to the world through our individual lives.
The baptized life is a life that is lived in the pattern of death and resurrection.
I resolved to walk in the way of the cross–the journey into death.
What nourishes and transforms us at bread and wine is the disclosure of the whole story of God—creation, incarnation, re-creation.
Memory is not mere recall.
The spiritual life is lived out of the crucifixion.
When we see ourselves inside God’s story, we become broken bread and poured out wine to others.
When we come to the Table with the eyes of faith, we experience the burning conviction that we live in a supernatural world.
The ancient fathers taught that symbols participate in the reality they re-present.
The early church fathers did not see bread and wine as a mere human reminder of Jesus.