I have a passion to do my best to make sure that our congregation’s members can take a meaningful communion every week. I believe we can avoid dull repetition and boredom. And the opposite problem of going off-topic in such of creativity. The answer, as usual, is to go deeper. I have taught on the atonement a few times, and found this to be tremendously helpful in my thinking about the communion. I share today about one of the models of the atonement – that called, “Christus Victor”.

Let me know what you think of this model. In what way is it helpful? How might it assist you in preparing a talk about the communion? What scriptures, images, stories would give people confidence, as they take bread and wine, that they are set free, released and on the winning side?

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Thanks so much for watching and listening. I hope you have a terrific Tuesday and a wonderful week.

God bless, Malcolm

Scriptures referenced:

  • John 12:31
  • Jn 14.30, 16.11
  • 1 Jn 5.19
  • Act 10.38
  • Romans 3:9
  • Rom 6.6-12, 7.7-20, 23, 25
  • Jn 12.31
  • Col 2.15
  • Lk 4.8, Eph 4.8
  • Col 1.16, 20
  • 1 Jn 3.8
  • 1 John 3:8
  • Heb 2.14-15
  • 1 Cor 15.25
  • Lk 11.21-22
  • Jn 10.10
  • 1 Pet 3.21-22