5-3. The practical training of the Holy Communion

 

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–   The practical training of the Holy Communion 

1. Basic Procedure of Holy Communion

          1. Praise & the Lord’s Prayer (Everyone)

     2. Meditation on today’s verse: reading and meditating on today’s verse from Bible Verse 365 (may read a few more verses before and/or after a certain date, if needed)

         3. Holy Communion with Bread and Wine With bread and wine, which represent Body and Word of Jesus who spoke to the Seven Churches through the small book, which represent Revelation chapter 2-3, we remember and savor the meaning of Holy Communion, which must be witnessed to others.

        4. Words of the Holy Spirit – among the Words to the Seven Churches in Revelation Chepter 2-3, recite one of them at each Holy Communion Service.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”                                  (Rev 2:7), (Rev 2:11), (Rev 2:17), (Rev 2:29), (Rev 3:6), (Rev 3:13), (Rev 3:22)

<Reference> the Seven Churches

  • The Church in Ephesus (Rev 1:1-7),
  • The Church in Smyrna (Rev 2:8-11),
  • The Church in Pergamum (Rev 2:12-17),
  • The Church in Thyatira (Rev 2:18-29),
  • The Church in Sardis (Rev 3:1-6),
  • The Church in Philadelphia (Rev 3:7-13),
  • The Church in Laodicea (Rev 3:14-22)

        5. Intercessory prayer and Individual prayer

< Intercessory prayer>

Prayer is a natural expression of faith that testifies the life of walking with Jesus, intercessory prayer especially is a prayer of calling that personally carries out the love for neighbors while pursuing the spiritual benefits of the active community of not only myself but also with others.

In other words, it is the most basic starting point at which the word of Jesus who said to love your neighbor as yourself is applied to reality. (1Sa 12:23)

Looking at the book of Job, once Job who was in misery carried out an intercessory prayer for his friends as commanded by God, he came out of all misery and received twice as much blessings.(Job 42:7-10)

Now, we must definitely carry out the calling of loving our neighbors. which we have been on our minds but have not put into action. We need to overcome the boundaries that have imprisoned us to pursue only our own blessings and pray the intercessory prayer of life towards the people, churches of God and non-believers who live in misery as well as everyone around us as follows. Through these intercessory prayers, we must get rid of narrow-minded selfishness and be truly reborn by finding the essence of the religion with Christ only. (Isa 65:15-17/Eze 9:3-6/Mt 5:4/Ro 8:26-28)

*Intercessory Prayer Contents

1)Prayer for all churches represented by the Seven Churches

2)Prayer for all non-believers

3)Prayer for those around us

4)Prayer for our community

5)Prayer for specific people

6)Prayer for partnering disciples

7)Prayer for urgent, imminent matters together

         6. Testimony of faith

If a large number of people are present, divide them into groups of about 7 and share testimonies within this small group. Then, one person from each group organizes what has been shared within the group and share with all of the other groups, or one person may represent his or her group to share his or her testimony with the rest of the groups.

        7. Fellowship between believers – finish with the Letter to the Church in Philadelphia (Rev 3:7-13)

 (Gospel that will be sung after service)

“We will love one another”

<Jn 13:34-35>

  • For one-on-one Holy Communion through a medium such as the Internet phone:

              1) Praise & the Lord’s Prayer (Everyone) – Mentor serves as a guide

              2) Meditation on today’s verse: reading and meditating on today’s  verse from Bible Verse 365 (may read a few more verses before and/or after a certain date, if needed)

              3) Holy Communion with Bread and Wine (Each person must prepare and perform) With bread and wine, which represent Body and Word of Jesus who spoke to the Seven Churches through the small book, which represent Revelation chapter 2-3, we remember and savor the meaning of Holy Communion, which must be witnessed to others (explained by Mentor).

             4) Words of the Holy Spirit – among the Words to the Seven Churches in Revelation Chapter 2-3, recite one of them at each Holy Communion Service (respond-read to each other)

             5) Intercessory prayer and Individual prayer

Mutual Intercessory Prayer – sharing prayer requests to and then praying for each other

      *Intercessory Prayer Contents

                      -Guided by Mentor

                          1)Prayer for all churches represented by the Seven Churches

2)Prayer for all non-believers

3)Prayer for those around us

4)Prayer for our community

5)Prayer for specific people

6)Prayer for partnering disciples

7)Prayer for urgent, imminent matters together

(Gospel that will be sung after service)

 “We will love one another”

<Jn 13:34-35>

  • Simple Procedure of Holy Communion with Bread and Wine

      1)  Prepare bread on a plate and wine or grape juice in a cup for the Holy Communion.

      2)  The guider of that day’s Holy Communion splits the bread and has all to eat it together.

      3)  The guider first receives the cup and then has all to drink it together. Also, he explains the meaning of Holy Communion and recites one of the verses related to Holy Communion shown below. (For online Holy Communion, the above is prepared and conducted individually)

      4)  Then, he recites one of the seven churches written in Revelation Chapters 2 and 3 and, if needed, explains the meaning of the Holy Communion, which is to eat the small book that Jesus gave to the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3, which represents the word of prophesy of Jesus who became flesh from the word, and to prophesy again.

     5)  The essence of the real meaning of the Holy Communion service is the process of eating Jesus’ blood and flesh symbolized by wine and bread, and declaring, spreading and bearing fruit of the word of the new covenant with Jesus who became flesh from the word.

2. The Meaning of Holy Communion with Bread and Wine

Jesus says in John Chapter 6, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever” (Jn 6:53-58). Therefore, the true meaning of the Holy Communion is eating of the words of prophecy of Jesus who is the Word made flesh (Jn 1:14). 

This is the taking in of the blood and body of Jesus who has become a body from the word, eating of the hidden manna through a Holy Communion in which bread and wine are eaten in the remembrance of Jesus, and accomplishing of the history of God by opening a spiritual view and fulfilling God’s will with help from the Holy Spirit.

<1Co 11:23-29>

23.

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

24.

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

25.

After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

26.

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

<Jn 1:14>

14.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

<Rev 10:7-11>

7. But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
8. And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
9. And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
10. And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
11. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

<Rev 1:11>

11. Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

<Eze 3:1-11>

1. Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.
2. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.
3. And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.
4. And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.
5. For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
6. Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.
7. But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.
8. Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.
9. As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.
10. Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.
11. And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.
12. Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.
13. I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.

<Rev 2:17>

17. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

<Dt 8:2-3>

2. And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
3. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

In the end times, we eat Revelation Chapters 2-3, which is the small book within Revelation. Here, the meaning of “I will raise him up at the last day” promised by Jesus is that those who eat and digest this small book and keep the prophecies of Jesus will live again after they die, participate in the first resurrection and enjoy the eternal life. This is the will of God, which is repeatedly emphasized a number of times (Rev 20:6/Rev 22:7).

<Reference> The will of God to resurrect a believer

Jn 6:39 “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.”
Jn6:40 “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Jn6:44 “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Jn6:54 “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”
Jn6:57-58 “As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he
that eateth me, even he shall live by me. This is that bread which
came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live forever.”
Ro 8:11 “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.”
1 Co 6:14 “Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.”
1 Co 15:15 “Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.”
2 Co 4:14 “Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.”
1 Jn 4:9 “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.”
Jn 12:48-50 “He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.”

3. Holy Communion Related Verses

<Lk 22:16-20>

16.

For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.

17.

And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:

18.

For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.

19.

And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

20.

Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

<Mt 26:26-29>

26.

And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

27.

And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

28.

For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

29.

But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.

<1Co 11:23-29>

23.

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

24.

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

25.

After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

26.

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

27.

Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

28.

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

29.

For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.

<Jn 6:35-40>

35.

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

36.

But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.

37.

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

38.

For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

39.

And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40.

And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

<Jn 6:53-69>

53.

Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

54.

Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.

55.

For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

56.

He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.

57.

As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.

58.

This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.

59.

These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.

60.

Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?

61.

When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?

62.

What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

63.

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

64.

But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

65.

And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

66.

From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

67.

Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

68.

Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

69.

And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

<Jn 1:14>

14.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

<Rev 10:7-11>

7.

But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.

8.

And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.

9.

And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

10.

And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

11.

And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

<Rev 1:11>

11.

Saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last: and, What thou seest, write in a book, and send it unto the seven churches which are in Asia; unto Ephesus, and unto Smyrna, and unto Pergamos, and unto Thyatira, and unto Sardis, and unto Philadelphia, and unto Laodicea.

<Eze 3:1-11>

1.

Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, eat that thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel.

2.

So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll.

3.

And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

4.

And he said unto me, Son of man, go, get thee unto the house of Israel, and speak with my words unto them.

5.

For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;

6.

Not to many people of a strange speech and of an hard language, whose words thou canst not understand. Surely, had I sent thee to them, they would have hearkened unto thee.

7.

But the house of Israel will not hearken unto thee; for they will not hearken unto me: for all the house of Israel are impudent and hardhearted.

8.

Behold, I have made thy face strong against their faces, and thy forehead strong against their foreheads.

9.

As an adamant harder than flint have I made thy forehead: fear them not, neither be dismayed at their looks, though they be a rebellious house.

10.

Moreover he said unto me, Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart, and hear with thine ears.

11.

And go, get thee to them of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto them, and tell them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear.

12.

Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.

13.

I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against them, and a noise of a great rushing.

       

<Rev 2:17>

17.

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

<Dt 8:2-3>

2.

And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

3.

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

<Rev 3:20>        

20.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

<Ge 14:18-20>

18.

And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.

19.

And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:

20.

And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.

<Lk 24:13-35>

13.

And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.

14.

And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

15.

And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

16.

But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.

17.

And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?

18.

And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?

19.

And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:

20.

And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.

21.

But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done.

22.

Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;

23.

And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.

24.

And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.

25.

Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:

26.

Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?

27.

And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

28.

And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.

29.

But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

30.

And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.

31.

And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

32.

And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

33.

And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,

34.

Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

35.

And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

<1Co 10:16-17>

16.

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

17.

For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

<Mk 6:38-44>

38.

He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.

39.

And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.

40.

And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.

41.

And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.

42.

And they did all eat, and were filled.

43.

And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.

44.

And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.

 

<Lk 7:36-50>

36.

And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat.

37.

And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,

38.

And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

39.

Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.

40.

And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

41.

There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.

42.

And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

43.

Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

44.

And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.

45.

Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

46.

My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.

47.

Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

48.

And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

49.

And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?

50.

And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.

<Jn 2:1-11>

1.

And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there:

2.

And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

3.

And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.

4.

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come.

5.

His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

6.

And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

7.

Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.

8.

And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.

9.

When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom,

10.

And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.

11.

This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

<Ge 40:5-23>

5.

And they dreamed a dream both of them, each man his dream in one night, each man according to the interpretation of his dream, the butler and the baker of the king of Egypt, which were bound in the prison.

6.

And Joseph came in unto them in the morning, and looked upon them, and, behold, they were sad.

7.

And he asked Pharaoh’s officers that were with him in the ward of his lord’s house, saying, Wherefore look ye so sadly to day?

8.

And they said unto him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter of it. And Joseph said unto them, Do not interpretations belong to God? tell me them, I pray you.

9.

And the chief butler told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, In my dream, behold, a vine was before me;

10.

And in the vine were three branches: and it was as though it budded, and her blossoms shot forth; and the clusters thereof brought forth ripe grapes:

11.

And Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand: and I took the grapes, and pressed them into Pharaoh’s cup, and I gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand.

12.

And Joseph said unto him, This is the interpretation of it: The three branches are three days:

13.

Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thine head, and restore thee unto thy place: and thou shalt deliver Pharaoh’s cup into his hand, after the former manner when thou wast his butler.

14.

But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and show kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house:

15.

For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.

16.

When the chief baker saw that the interpretation was good, he said unto Joseph, I also was in my dream, and, behold, I had three white baskets on my head:

17.

And in the uppermost basket there was of all manner of bakemeats for Pharaoh; and the birds did eat them out of the basket upon my head.

18.

And Joseph answered and said, This is the interpretation thereof: The three baskets are three days:

19.

Yet within three days shall Pharaoh lift up thy head from off thee, and shall hang thee on a tree; and the birds shall eat thy flesh from off thee.

20.

And it came to pass the third day, which was Pharaoh’s birthday, that he made a feast unto all his servants: and he lifted up the head of the chief butler and of the chief baker among his servants.

21.

And he restored the chief butler unto his butlership again; and he gave the cup into Pharaoh’s hand:

22.

But he hanged the chief baker: as Joseph had interpreted to them.

23.

Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph, but forgat him.

<Ge 18:1-14>

1.

And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day;

2.

And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground,

3.

And said, My LORD, if now I have found favor in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant:

4.

Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree:

5.

And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said.

6.

And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth.

7.

And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it.

8.

And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat.

9.

And they said unto him, Where is Sarah thy wife? And he said, Behold, in the tent.

10.

And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the tent door, which was behind him.

11.

Now Abraham and Sarah were old and well stricken in age; and it ceased to be with Sarah after the manner of women.

12.

Therefore Sarah laughed within herself, saying, After I am waxed old shall I have pleasure, my lord being old also?

13.

And the LORD said unto Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old?

14.

Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.

<Ac 20:7-12>

7.

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

8.

And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

9.

And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

10.

And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.

11.

When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

12.

And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

   

<Ac 2:38-47>

38.

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39.

For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call.

40.

And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

41.

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

42.

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

43.

And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

44.

And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

45.

And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.

46.

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,

47.

Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

<Lk 14:15-24>

15.

And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.

16.

Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many:

17.

And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.

18.

And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused.

19.

And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.

20.

And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.

21.

So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.

22.

And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.

23.

And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

24.

For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

<1 Co 10:31-33>

31.

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

32.

Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God:

33.

Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

<Mt 6:5-13>

5.

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6.

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7.

But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8.

Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

9.

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10.

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11.

Give us this day our daily bread.

12.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

<Zec 14:20-21>

20.

In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

21.

Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.

<Ecc 8:15>

15.

Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.


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