Holy Communion: An Easter Celebration!


Biblical Languages and Bible Interpretation

Introduction

“He Is Risen!” He is Risen, Indeed!” So goes the traditional Easter greeting! Easter represents the most important holiday on the Christian calendar—more important than Christmas. If Christmas had not come the world would not have had a Savior. But he did come to take away the sins of the world by dying on the cross in our place. But if the dead Savior had not risen, writes the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:14 and 17, our faith is an empty shell and we are still in our sins, forever lost. Thank God for Easter!

On Easter Sunday many Christians celebrate Holy Communion. And although we do not often think of Communion as an Easter event, the theme of this article without apology asserts that The communion service is an ongoing, living celebration of and with the resurrected Lord, Jesus Christ.Here I reflect on the broadercontextof 1…

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