"This is My Body...My Blood"

Matthew 26:20-30

A Passover of Deliverance and Betrayal
It’s the time of the great festival of Israel’s birth as a people, a kingdom of priests, a holy nation (Exo 19:6), of God defeating the oppressive gods of Egypt, of deliverance. But a story with a dark side of betrayal and sin. Israel made a golden calf at Sinai; brought on a new exile of 40 yrs in the wilderness. The betrayal of God’s deliverance continued till sins piled up in the great exiles of Assyria and Babylon. Now the Romans! People longed for a new Exodus.

Laura and Ira Hays Communion Meditation

Ten years ago, while Joe and Laura Hays were serving the Manhattan Church of Christ as ministers of Christ Church for Brookyn, their son Ira was born without a diaphragm. Ira was in and out of the hospital for more than a year, and it was a very difficult time for the Hays family.

Laura and Ira returned to MCOC to deliver the powerful communion meditation on hope, grace, and thankfulness.