Communion Reflections given at Legacy Christian Church

And Mary told him, “They have no wine.” Jesus replied, “Woman my time has not come.” What a curious response. At first blush it even appears disrespectful. I so wonder what Mary understood that we don’t? His first miracle of turning water into wine, occurs after John...

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The Cloth and the Blood How We Became the Bride of Christ

The Cloth and the Blood How We Became the Bride of Christ

There was a wedding at Cana and the wine ran out. Mary said to Jesus, “They have no wine.” He replied, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” She said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Why this curious exchange? The answer is in the Cloth and the Blood.

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The First “Come To Jesus” Meeting How Saul Became Paul

Tarsus is situated near a northwestern corner of the Mediterranean Sea and is triangulated between Jerusalem to the south, Greece to the west, and Persia in the northeast.  In Saul's day Tarsus was a prominent crossing point of trade, education, and religion. Unlike...

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Passover Timeline The Day Jesus Died

Does the instruction of the original Passover follow the events that Jesus experienced in his Passover week crucifixion, or were the events of his Passover week dictated by the original Passover instruction as though it were a map? You must understand that the timelessness of God (where all our times are ‘now’) makes the Passover crucifixion of Jesus appear the same as the instruction given for the original Passover in Exodus.

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The Story of Passover The Most Important Figura Umbrae Ever

Over the years, I've seen many various lists of propheices that Jesus fulfilled in scripture. These are highly worthy reads. The story of Passover in the Old Testament, the single most important figura umbrae [[1. This is Latin for 'shape of the shadow.'...

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How God Makes Sense A Poem by Ron Smith, MD

Some very smart men have said, "God is not with us... God is dead!" Is that possibly true?     If we think we know our 'how,' then how can there not be a 'who?' [expand title='Read more...' swaptitle='Close...' trigclass='noarrow my_trigger_class'...

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No Lesser Love The Nature Of Sin and Rightstanding

Recently, I became aware of Adam Hamilton's book Confronting the Controveries ((Adam Hamilton. “Confronting the Controversies.” iBooks.)) and after reading the chapter on homosexuality was moved to speak on the topic of the nature of sin. From the start,...

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When Did Jesus Die? Hint: It Wasn't On A Friday!

For Christians, the traditionally hallowed day of the death of Jesus is Good Friday. His resurrection is celebrated on Easter Sunday, at which many a Christian congregation holds a memorial sunrise service. What has always puzzled me is that there are only...

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The shield of his mighty men is red; his soldiers are clothed in scarlet. The chariots come with flashing metal on the day he musters them; the cypress spears are brandished. — Nahum 2:3L

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. — Philippians 4:8L

Amazing Grace, The Lyrics by John Newton


1. Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

2. T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

3. Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.

4. The Lord has promised good to me.
His word my hope secures.
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

5. Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

6. The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be for ever mine.

7. When we’ve been there ten thousand years[cm_simple_footnote id=”a”]
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.


Arise My Love by The Akins. Displayed here with permission.

Amazing Grace by John Newton (1725-1807. Performed by Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker and Pianist Condoleezza Rice. Courtesy of Shadow Mountain Records. Displayed here with permission.

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