Reflections on Communion Service

Speakers: Dru Lattin and Elv Graber
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This Sunday, we had a special service, following Christ’s command to wash each other’s feet. Along with that, we had an extended time of testimonies and sharing in communion. Here are the reflections from Dru and Elv, on the bread and wine respectively.

Follow-up on 1 Corinthians 11 Message

From Dru:

A couple weeks ago, I preached through 1 Corinthians 11:2-18. You can find the message here. Some brothers and sisters brought up a few questions and corrections to my attention. I really appreciate the encouragement given, and apologize for my lack of clarity and accuracy. Last week, I clarified on the two points I got wrong, which you can listen to below:

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No Other Custom

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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What does the practice of covering one’s head have to do with spiritual warfare or the church? To some, 1 Corinthians 11 is a confusing explanation of a cultural practice, largely irrelevant to us today. To others, it may be a familiar practice, but the meaning is unclear. In this message, Dru explains that the covering of the head is a timeless practice, providing pictures of profound, eternal truths.

PowerPoint from message: No Other Custom (1 Corinthians series)

UPDATE: Please click here to listen to or read a follow-up clarification on this message. https://gracebiblestonelake.com/2018/10/04/how-does-god-make-a-person-after-his-heart/

 

The Benefit of Many

Text: 1 Corinthians 10:1-11:1
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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It’s easy to focus on my own needs and desires, but Paul urges us to think about spiritual well-being of others as well. With sobering examples from history, he warns about the dangers of idolatry and how our actions can influence others.

Along with an examination of today’s text from 1 Corinthians, Dru also provides a helpful summary of when Christians should self-restrict their freedoms.

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Every Means Possible

Text: 1 Corinthians 9:15-27
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Paul wants us to know he has rights and privileges as a minister of the Gospel. He also wants us to know that he doesn’t make use of these rights – and he gives clear reasons why he doesn’t. Paul is using his rights – and exercising self-denial – in order to achieve a goal: To win some to Christ. Dru looks at the importance of preaching to Paul, and what he did about it.

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Written for Our Benefit

Text: 1 Corinthians 9:1-14
Speaker: Dru Lattin
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What do apostles, oxen, and exegesis of Deuteronomy have in common? They’re all important parts of Paul’s defense of Christian freedom, as found in 1 Corinthians 9. Before looking at what Paul does with his freedom and rights, Dru spends today’s message looking at some diverse but valuable lessons we can learn from his arguments.

With a grab bag of three topics – the nature of apostleship, ministerial support, and principles of Bible study – he concludes with the kitchen sink: what does it means to have freedom in Christ?

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Special: Which Bible should I use?

Speaker: Dru Lattin
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Several weeks ago, Dru shared about what translation is and how it happens. He also discussed the history of the King James Bible and its profound impact on English, even today.  And then there were two weddings. And a memorial service. And a baptism.

Here he shares the final installment: it’s not “live”, but a simple recording. In it, he addresses the following questions:

  • Why should I consider using a different Bible translation?
  • What version actually is the Bible?
  • What should we do when Bible translations differ?
  • Can we be confident that what we have today is God’s Word?
  • Which version should I use? How should I use other versions?

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