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Bloggin’ the 28: Lord’s Supper

Continuing our summer Bloggin’ the 28 project, Houston International church pastor Bill Cork applies fundamental belief number 16: Lord’s Supper to contemporary Adventist life.
He quotes:
In washing the feet of His disciples, Christ gave evidence that He
would do any service, however humble, that would make them heirs with
Him of the eternal wealth of heaven’s treasure. His disciples, in
performing the same rite, pledge themselves in like manner to serve
their brethren. Whenever this ordinance is rightly celebrated, the
children of God are brought into a holy relationship, to help and bless
each other. They covenant that the life shall be given to unselfish
ministry. And this, not only for one another. Their field of labor is
as wide as their Master’s was. The world is full of those who need our
ministry. The poor, the helpless, the ignorant, are on every hand.
Those who have communed with Christ in the upper chamber will go forth
to minister as He did. (Ellen G. White, Desire of Ages, p. 651)

And adds:
Early Adventists had a fervent hope in the soon return of Christ, but
didn’t neglect engagement with the world. They were involved in various
movements of social reform: abolitionism, health reform, temperance.
They reached out in missions to the frontiers and corners of America
and to the South Pacific. I think our outward vision will become more
clear as we lower our eyes to wash the feet of our brothers and
sisters, and as we open our arms–and our hearts–to all who hunger and

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