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All articles & reviews tagged with wine

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August 2021
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‘The cup that we drink’ – Enjoying the fruit of the vine

Jesus ate a last supper with his disciples before he was arrested, convicted, and crucified. At that meal, he gave the disciples bread to eat and a cup to share. What was in the cup? Jesus spoke about it as the fruit of the vine: in other words, wine (Matthew 26:29, Mark 14:25, Luke…

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December 2020
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

To drink or not to drink: the Christian’s dilemma

Christmas is coming. This Christmas will certainly be different from other Christmases. Covid has made sure of that. We may be unable to hold carol services (and what sort of carol service will it be if we’re all wearing masks, and we’re told we shouldn’t sing?). There will be fewer family get-togethers. There will…

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June 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

The presence of Christ

The Christian thirsts for the nearness of Christ. This should not be difficult to understand. We know what it is to be close to our loved ones. That is why families gather at festive times of the year and for birthdays and anniversaries. A sense of closeness, and of connection, deepens and strengthens natural…

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May 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Seals of faith

The bread and wine are symbols of Christ’s flesh and blood. Sacramental use of these elements is a holy use of ordinary things and as such is to be conducted with the utmost reverence. Why? Because these symbols speak of Christ’s provision of redemption for his people. 1. Setting apart the elements — as…

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April 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Visible signs

For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till he comes' (1 Corinthians 11:26) If Paul had written his first Corinthian letter specifically to your church, you would by now be smarting under his rebukes. Problem after problem surfaces in this letter. In chapters 11-14,…

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March 1998
Articles > Biblical/theological

Consecration and the Lord’s Supper

'Do this in remembrance of me' (1 Corinthians 11:24) In one of his famous ‘Princeton sermons’, Charles Hodge observed that we ‘cannot commemorate Christ as our Saviour without thereby acknowledging ourselves to be his, the purchase of his blood and devoted to his service’ (Charles Hodge, Princeton Sermons, p. 373). What we must grasp…

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