Greetings from Pastor James.
This coming Sunday is World Communion Sunday. The Eucharist, which is also called Holy Communion, The Lord's Supper, is a sacrament accepted by almost all Christians. The Eucharist or Holy Communion is a re-enactment of the Last Supper, the final meal that Jesus Christ shared with his disciples before his arrest, and eventual crucifixion. At the meal Jesus ate bread and wine and instructed his disciples to do the same in memory of him.
The Holy Communion symbolizes the new covenant given by God to his followers. The old covenant was the one given by God to Israel when he freed his people from slavery in Egypt.
The new sacrament symbolizes freedom from the slavery of sin and the promise of eternal life. Christians all over the world are celebrating Holy Communion this Sunday, October 6th.
Many people in this world have a hunger deep in the pit of their souls. They seem to have an emptiness in their lives that cannot be filled. Some try to fill that appetite with alcohol or drugs. Some seek fulfillment in material things. But all of that just leaves them hungry for more.
Some have bitterness and hate from the past and they try to fill that void in their lives by lashing out at the world with anger. Some have been abused and have been taken advantage of by the world. Often, they withdraw from the world. Tragically, so many people seem to be slowly dying on the inside.
If you are one who is searching for that one thing that you need or if you are searching for something that will fill that void in your life, there is wonderful news! Look in the world no further. You need to look only as far as your Bible.
Start by reading John 6:35,41-51.
The people found Jesus. But, Jesus criticized the people because he knew they followed Him because he had fed them. Jesus criticized them because they sought only what would satisfy them temporarily and they looked no further. They did not seek what would satisfy their spiritual hunger. Jesus was disappointed but he persevered. He took this opportunity to explain to them about the only bread that will fill them for eternity.
Verse 35 says, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”
What does verse 35 mean?
It means that Jesus is the nourishment that empty, hungry and thirsty lives need today. Jesus gave the people a new meaning for bread. He spoke of the bread of life. What bread does for hunger, Jesus does for the soul.
Indeed, Jesus is the Bread of Life. He has something that will take care of all of our needs. He was sent from heaven for just that reason. He has a word for the lonely as well as for the popular. He has the power to heal the physically sick. He can comfort the emotionally ill. Where there is depression Christ has the bread of recovery. Where there is a broken life Christ has the bread of restoration. No matter what condition you are in, Jesus can help you.
Come worship at Living Water Christian Church this Sunday as we celebrate “Holy Communion”. We will have different types of bread which represent bread from all over the world.
Come join us and partake of the true Bread of Life that Jesus talks about. You will never thirst or hunger again. No need worry about the contents. There are no warning labels. Everyone knows the main ingredient is love. It’s a love that conquers all. Come. Taste of the Bread of Life. You will hunger no more.
Blessings to all,
Pastor James Boyette
Living Water Christian Church
72 N Lake Ave.
Front Royal VA. 22630 lwccsv.org