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Josh Klee

Leave it to kids to say good things.

Rachel

The first time I took communion as a baptised Christian I was blown away by the power of it. I felt it in the church. I felt it hours later, when it suddenly dawned on me that the body of Christ was still circulating around in my body. I do think that for me, it is a critical piece of the Christian experience.

It IS something we carry with us into the world.

Lovely post, Terry. Thanks!

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Terry, I really enjoyed this post. While I am not sure of the metaphysical aspects of "consubstantiation", I do love the emphatic expression, "It is real."

One of the problems is the nuances of common language. Some of us do not shy from using the word sacrament. But, by it often mean something different than an "avenue to get more grace to put in my basket." (Not that I think that is the way in which you use the term.)

I would use sacrament as a way to describe the way in which we encounter the grace of God. So, many things are a "means" of grace. Following on that line, I agree when we celebrate Communion, "It is real." The presence of Christ is real. The mediatorial work of the Holy Spirit to bring this to bear on/in our lives is real.

Too often our attempts at not being construed as one thing leaves we Southern Baptists weakening the very important spiritual experiences given us by Jesus.

"We take Christ in so we might live him out." While we may view "how" that actually happens, we like the language and implications for the Church.

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