April 27, 2014
John 20:19-31
1 Peter 1:3-9
Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Psalm 16

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For And Against

Maundy Thursday

from the book
RESTORING THE FUTURE
First Lesson Sermons For Lent/Easter


Robert J. Elder



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Reading over the Exodus account of the institution of the Passover, we discover important resources for preparing our hearts and minds for the holy meal we are about to celebrate. In the old days, some denominations required the use of little wooden or metal buttons called "communion tokens" which were handed out the week before the Lord's Supper was to be celebrated. These were supposed to serve as certification for admission to the Lord's table on the following week. The leaders of some churches made it their business to keep very close track of those who failed to participate, and also to see to it that "unfit" people were not permitted to commune.

The majority of churches have discontinued this practice, for the most part. One of the reasons is that we are aware of different needs in modern circumstances. Members of congregations are on the move continually, ...

This Maundy Thursday sermon, For And Against, is based on Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10) 11-14 and relates to Maundy Thursday of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book RESTORING THE FUTURE . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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