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Communion Memories

By John MacDuff

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   Chapter 1 - The Grain of Wheat Falling into the Ground and Dying - COMMUNION MEMORIES by John MacDuff, 1886 The record of some Communion Sundays, with Meditations, Addresses, and Prayers suited for the Lord'
   Chapter 2 - The Great Resolve - "We will walk in the name of the Lord our God forever and ever."--Micah 4:5 The Sacrament of the Supper is a votive as well as a commemorative ordi
   Chapter 3 - Psalm of the Pilgrims - "How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty. I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. With my whole being, body and
   Chapter 4 - Spiritual Progress - "Grow in grace."--2 Peter 3:18 Progress is a great law in the universe of God. Nothing either in the world of mind, or matter, is stationary--with
   Chapter 5 - The Exaltation of the Humanity - "What is man, that You are mindful of him? and the son of man, that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and have cro
   Chapter 6 - A Flight of Doves - "Who are these that fly as a cloud, and as the doves to their windows?"--Isaiah 60:8 The whole of this chapter of the great evangelical Prophet is
   Chapter 7 - Christ and His Disciples at the Last Supper - When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betr
   Chapter 8 - The Great Festal Gathering and Song of Heaven - Then I looked again, and I heard the singing of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and the living beings and the elders. And they san
   Chapter 9 - The Obligation of Christians to Observe the Lord's Supper - "Therefore let us keep the feast."--1 Corinthians 5:8 These words (which are selected more as a motto than a text), I desire, with the utmost simpl
   Chapter 10 - Beautiful with Sandals - "How beautiful are your sandalled feet, O prince's daughter!" --Song 7:1 I am well aware of the purely secular treatment of the Song of Solomon has
   Chapter 11 - The Passover in Egypt and its Typical Significance - "Wear your traveling clothes as you eat this meal, as though prepared for a long journey. Wear your sandals, and carry your walking sticks in your ha
   Chapter 12 - Sunday Afternoon--Concluding Address - "There shall be a song as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goes with a flute to come to the mountain of
   Chapter 13 - Private Meditations Preceding Communion #1 - "The Master has come, and is calling for you." (John 11:28 ). These familiar and memorable words were spoken at Bethany on a very different occasio
   Chapter 14 - Private Meditations Preceding Communion #2 - "Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I have heard him and observed him. I am like a green fir tree. From me is your fruit found
   Chapter 15 - Private Meditations Preceding Communion #3 - "Blow the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast-day. For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob."
   Chapter 16 - Private Meditations Preceding Communion #4 - "Come, you yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest awhile" (Mark 6:31). The hour of noontide rest was a special one of old in Palestine--whe
   Chapter 17 - Private Meditations Preceding Communion #5 - "Awake, O north wind; and come, you south wind; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my Beloved come into His garden, and e
   Chapter 18 - Prayer Before Communion - O Lord, I beseech You to draw near to me this day in Your great mercy. I have the near prospect of approaching You at Your gracious Sacramental Ordina
   Chapter 19 - Address To Aged Communicants - Each returning Sacramental Sabbath emphasizes the thought to us all, that we are nearer eternity. These sacred seasons are shadows moving across the d
   Chapter 20 - Address to Mourning Communicants - "Again the next day, John was standing with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, "Look! The Lamb of God!" The two disciples h
   Chapter 21 - Address to Mourning Communicants #2 - "Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?" (Job 12:9) God has been addressing a twofold voice today to those who
   Chapter 22 - Address to Mourning Communicants #3 - "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet witho
   Chapter 23 - Private Meditations After Communion - "And they drew near unto the village where they went, and He made as though He would have gone farther; but they constrained Him, saying, Abide with
   Chapter 24 - Private Meditations After Communion #2 - "Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us by the way, and while He opened to us the Scriptures?" (Luke 24:32). Such were the musing
   Chapter 25 - Private Meditations After Communion #3 - When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. He laid His right hand on me, and said, "Don't be afraid! I am the First and the Last, and the Li
   Chapter 26 - Private Meditations After Communion #4 - "I will go in the strength of the Lord God" (Psalms 71:16). The Feast is ended--but let me solemnly feel that the vow remains. The pledge to the Gr
   Chapter 27 - Private Meditations After Communion #5 - "It is finished!" (John 19:30). I have listened today in thought, at the Holy Table of Communion, to this victorious cry. Glorious is the fulfillme
   Chapter 28 - Private Meditations After Communion #6 - "Your vows are upon me, O God; I will render praises unto You--for You have delivered my soul from death" (Psalms 56:12-13). This musing of the Psa
   Chapter 29 - Prayer After Communion - O Lord, I beseech You to follow with Your rich and effectual blessing, the solemn service of this day. May Jehovah hear me in the day of trouble; may

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