THE EUCHARIST AS AN EXPRESSION OF “TOGETHER IN CHRIST”

The Eucharist (Holy Communion) in a physical way expresses what it means to be in Christ. If we understand Christfulness as describing the goal for our spiritual life, it sums up the process of growth for the followers of Jesus, starting as an individual and personal experience, but fulfilled in the fellowship of disciples that is constituted as the Body of Christ, the redeemed human race and in the hope that all creation may be delivered from its bondage in decay to share the liberty of the children of God.

Gathering as members of Christ’s body at Holy Communion our eyes are opened so that we understand that God’s image in us is restored; we once more are called into a priestly ministry on behalf of creation. The Eucharistic prayer gives God thanks for creation and redemption and teaches us to interpret the longing of creation for their Creator, and at the same time it makes us understand that we are called to be the embodiment of this hope of creation’s redemption.

You may explore this vision in our essay, following this link http://christfulness.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/THE-EUCHARIST-AS-AN-EXPRESSION-OF-TOGETHER-IN-CHRISTdka.pdf

Blessings

Ole Skjerbæk Madsen

 

 

Prayer – a course in three sessions

This is a free of charge Course on Prayer

Prayer is one of the main disciplines of Christian spirituality or faith practice. It was one of the four practices that the first Christians in Jerusalem held on to. In Acts chapter 2 we read, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

In this course we will explore how to pray and the meaning of prayer. We have three sessions. For each we have recorded an oral presentation – even though it is quite primitive technically seen – and you will also find the manuscript for the oral presentation. In addition you will find two handouts for each session containing practical exercises. Find the course here.

 

Jesus praying in Gethsemane (Luke 22:44)

What is Christfulness?

Christfulness is a life with Jesus Christ. He is God-with-us. Christfulness is the experience of God’s fullness (grace, love, righteousness, truth) as given to the Church in Christ. Christfulness is an invitation to share Christ’s relationship with God, our heavenly Father.

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