Jesus fought the decisive battle for our souls not on the cross, but in the garden. ... Incredibly, Jesus endured the cross “for the joy set before him. ... Christ's joy is waiting for us when we meet him 123 FOOD FOR THE JOURNEY.
Author: Bob Waldron
Publisher: Elm Hill
In ages long past, when people took Communion, there was a strong sense of the sacred, an echo of Jacob’s words, “Surely the Lord is in this place.” Food for the Journey focuses on the rich meanings woven into the ancient tapestry of the Lord's Supper. Meanings Christians in the first century knew so well but about which we today know so little. This meal is our touchstone, our reminder of God’s gracious love and forgiveness. More than wine and bread, it’s an oasis, a sacred time spent with Jesus at the Table, experiencing him anew and absorbing him into our beings. No matter where you are on your walk with God, these meditations will Draw you closer to the heart of God Make Communion more meaningful Provide strength for the journey ahead. Written conversationally, Food for the Journey enriches its meditations with insights gleaned from the author’s experiences in cultures around the world.
The cross was a place of torture and agony. Here God's Son took the punishment which we deserved. Outwardly, it might have seemed that God had been defeated. But no. He had triumphed; death had been defeated.
Author: Elizabeth McQuoid
Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
The cross was a place of torture and agony. Here God's Son took the punishment which we deserved. Outwardly, it might have seemed that God had been defeated. But no. He had triumphed; death had been defeated. For believers, the cross is a place of forgiveness, freedom, healing and joy. Yet we too carry a cross, submitting and surrendering to God in our daily lives. This undated 30-day devotional journeys to the very heart of the gospel with Keswick teachers Alistair Begg, Don Carson, Liam Goligher, Angus MacLeay, Jeremy McQuoid, Simon Manchester, Bruce Milne, Alec Motyer, Alasdair Paine, Charles Price and Vaughan Roberts. The Cross provides spiritual nourishment for wherever life's journey takes you.
Author: Christopher CarstensPublish On: 2018-01-18
As the pilgrim Church on earth traveling to our final home in heaven, Catholics also know something about the necessity of food for the journey. Recall that, as baptized priests, all the Catholic faithful are passing over a bridge that ...
Author: Christopher Carstens
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
If you’re unhappy because the Mass has become for you routine – or even boring and tedious – these pages are for you. They teach you eight simple ways to make your every Mass a joyful time of piety and intense devotion. Explaining the spiritual meanings behind the signs and symbols, words and actions of the Mass, author Christopher Carstens teaches you spiritually-enriching ways to enter the church building, make the Sign of the Cross, pray the Opening Prayer, listen to the Readings, prepare your soul at the Offertory, participate in the Eucharistic Prayer, receive Communion, and even respond to the Dismissal. Soon – with the help of author Carstens wise suggestions – you will be surprised to find each Eucharistic Celebration a fountain of peace for you, a profound refreshment for your soul. Among other things you’ll learn from these pages: The meaning of the “sacramental principle”: if you don’t understand it, then Mass is almost surely flat for youHow each element of the Liturgy has a sacramental quality about it, and can be for you a grace-filled encounter with JesusHow to transform your prayers at Mass into a conversation with GodWhy silence – both within the liturgy and outside of it – is a necessary element of that conversation with GodThere’s a proper spiritual way to make the Sign of the Cross (do you know what it is?)How the Creed can be for you the highpoint of the Liturgy of the WordWhy, during the collection, you should also explicitly offer Christ your heartThe best way in the Mass to participate in Jesus’ saving work: do you know what it is?What you should desire in order to receive the Eucharist most efficaciously (and what that desire presupposes in you)Coming and going through the church doors: what, each time, it should mean for you spiritually Plus, at the end of each chapter, a list of action items for the next time you go to Mass, and much, much more to awaken in you the bright spirit of joyful devotion that we are all called to have at Mass.
In Jerusalem, modern pilgrims still journey along this route and pray at the stations of the cross, especially on ... “food for a journey”) refers to the Eucharist when it is given as one of the sacraments preparing a person for death.
Author: John T. Ford
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
Give students beginning definitions or working explanations that serve as the basis for helping them become involved in genuine theological dialogue, discussion, and discovery. The perfect supplement or companion for many different introductory theology and religious studies courses.
With Jesus to Jerusalem and the Cross John Pritchard. chat. I loved it. Jesus sent a couple of us ahead to let villagers know we were in the area and to ask if they could prepare some food for a small crowd coming their way.
Author: John Pritchard
After an unforgettable three years, the charismatic teacher who called you and your brother James to follow him says, 'Right, let's go to Jerusalem.' It's thrilling to be setting out on the next stage of the adventure. But life in the company of Jesus is not for the faint-hearted. Certainly there's fun, as lark about with the other young disciples. But it's pretty edgy too, not knowing who is going to turn up next and what might be expected of you. And as the days pass by, the huge demands on Jesus as he heals and teaches invoke both a strange tenderness, and a growing dread of why exactly you are journeying to the holy city . . . Looking through the eyes of the disciple John, The Journey follows Luke's chronology from Luke 9.51, as Jesus 'set his face to go to Jerusalem'. Absorbing, exuberant and affective, it offers daily (weekday) readings for Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday, with a poem for each Saturday. It is suitable to use individually or in groups.
God's good purpose was to preserve His people alive in famine and to provide food for the known world through the ministry of Joseph. God used the evil actions of Joseph's brothers to achieve the good end of preserving many people alive ...
Author: Justin Miller
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Christmas season is a time to reflect on the life-altering, universe-shaking event that took place approximately 2000 years ago in a small village in Palestine. The King of glory, the eternal God the Son, entered the human race to save sinners from every tribe, tongue, and nation. Jesus in his high priestly prayer hours before his crucifixion prayed in John 17:4-5, "I glorified You on the earth, having accomplished the work which You have given Me to do. Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was." Jesus' focus from his birth to his ascension was clear: To glorify God the Father, and to magnify all that God is like culminating in the cross for the salvation of God's people. The one born of the virgin Mary lived to show the nature of God. This Christmas season we are going to look at twenty-five things concerning who and what God is. With each attribute there is an accompanying song of response and explanation behind the song. God is Holy and Glorious. This season, study who he is and see more clearly the beauty of what Christ accomplished on the cross.
The keypoint is that the Eucharist is not a symbol of Grace, an esoteric metaphor, it is our food for the journey; and because we take this food, the verybody and blood of God, in the full knowledge of the Passion and death, ...
Author: Kevin Carey
Publisher: Sacristy Press
A collection of thought-provoking reflections inviting us to contemplate the events of Good Friday in new ways. The reflections are diverse, from Peter’s clumsy fear to the Seven Last Words.
'We want to work, Commandant Babachka,' I assured her, when she visited us, 'but who'll find food for our children, when we're in the fields all day?' 'You'll be sorry when the corn arrives,' she threatened and left.
Author: Kazia Myers
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
‘The Journey’ is a novel in three volumes set against the backdrop of World War 2. It is a story of unimaginable deprivation and survival, love and loss, of friendships forged through most challenging experiences.
We let him put his cross upon us once again, a sign both of our penitence and of his forgiveness. The cross will be ... It is a demanding journey we are going to make through Lent to Easter and we need food and drink for the journey.
Author: Michael Perham
Publisher: Canterbury Press
Michael Perham was an influential liturgist and priest who shaped the worship of the Church of England as we know it today. This collection brings together the very best of his unpublished writings to offer inspiring reflections on the seasons of the Christian year. From Advent to Christ the King, Michael Perham shares his passion for the worship and its ability to draw us into God’s presence. He explores how celebrating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus opens us to growth and to change. This collection includes the last address Michael Perham gave on Ash Wednesday shortly before his death. Rachel Treweek, the succeeding Bishop of Gloucester, provides an introduction.
This was more than a walk through the countryside: with a six-foot cross before us as we walked along over fifteen miles ... Showered, shaved, and having collected all our gear and food for the journey, we shoved off for our pilgrimage.
Author: Brett Webb-Mitchell
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Happy are the people whose strength is in you, whose heartsare set on the pilgrims' way!" (Psalm 84:4)Growing numbers of Christians are taking on the experience ofpilgrimage, whether journeying to shrines such as Santiago deCompostela in Spain, quietly walking through a labyrinth on thefloor of a great cathedral, or following a regimen of daily prayerand self-examination. The way of the pilgrim is a way of life.In this beautifully written collection of essays, Brett Webb-Mitchellreflects on pilgrimages he has led or taken part in and their effecton his life, teaching him patience, perseverance, and self-control.Among these journeys are his 100-mile walk to the Santuario deChimayo in New Mexico; his trip with students through the raciallybiased Piedmont section of North Carolina; a visit to the Basilicaof el Cristo Negro in Guatemala; and a rigorous vigil of fasting andprayer at St. Patrick's Purgatory in Ireland.