May 24, 2015

Getting a Grip on the Next Generation

Posted in MCC resources tagged at 4:15 PM by alexlozada

Ethan Magness led a three-person teaching team this weekend: three generations of teachers (grandfather Lee, dad Ethan, son Evan) giving a real-life demonstration of how to use memorials of our faith to tell the story of Jesus to the next generation. For groups or individuals wanting to follow through, check the Bible.com-YouVersion Event notes or message-based study guide. Here are some memorable quotes from the message:

I freely confess. as a humbled dad, my weekend highlight wasn’t the (well-presented and effective!!) message, but the Communion meditation shared by the sensational Ely Lozada. Here’s a draft of her words 🙂

My generation needs your generation’s memorials of faith.  We both need to hear the great story of the Good News over and over again.  The most important memorial act is this Communion meal, this celebration every Sunday, this shared remembrance.Ely-communion

Paul wrote to the Corinthians about this, saying “for I have received from the LORD what I also passed on to you.”  We take the bread and the juice, each of them an opportunity to remember, a chance to tell the story that Jesus came to die for our sins that we might be reconciled with God.  We have shared, and we will share, this meal for generations – so that we never forget that God loves each one of us and that Christ was sent so we might be part of his family.

Each Sunday, all followers of Christ are invited to share this meal and all of us are invited to remember the Good New that has been passed down.  Let’s share in this memorial, this feast, as we remember all that God has done for us in Christ.

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