Jesus said to feed on His flesh and drink of His blood. He promises we will never hunger or thirst as we do this. Lorisa Miller gives us practical ways of how we can learn to feast on Him in everyday life.
In this week’s sermon on Communion, Michael Mauldin continues in 1 Cor 11:23-30 focusing on seasons where we are standing between what Jesus has accomplished and His manifestation of the promise in our lives. Those gap seasons are often filled with suffering and weakness. Some tendencies in these seasons are to feed our flesh with sinful things to mask the pain. However there is another way to feed our spirits in these times to gain strength and joy in the midst of the suffering of our flesh through Communion! Come to the table to feed your spirit and gain new strength and joy!
This is a fun message and a much needed truth for the Body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 is the only exhortation we have directly from Paul (or anyone else) on how to take approach The Table. In his address, Paul has some strong words for those partaking in the meal like; eating the body & drinking the blood in a worthy manner; examining yourself rightly before taking the meal; and not being found guilty of the blood and the body. These words have put fear and insecurity in many people. Many will miss the power of what has been provided at the table because of Paul’s strong correction to the church at Corinth. Michael Miller in this teaching thoroughly explains what Paul meant by these terms and how to appropriately eat and drink of the Lord. He shows us how to come to the table and receive ALL that has been provided by Jesus. It’s different than we think. It’s better than we think. Enjoy this refreshing message on approaching the table in sincerity and truth. Get ready to digest strength, healing and life!
The Table series continues this week with a special look at the bread representing the broken body of Jesus. Michael Miller looks at the significance of Christ’s body being broken and it’s redemptive purpose for us today. In His Body, Jesus bore our sins and the effects of sin for us. The stripes of Jesus provide healing and wholeness and we can approach the table with expectation for healing, wholeness and blessing. Jesus body was provided for us so that we could have life today.
JESUS HAS PREPARED THE TABLE FOR US.
In this weeks sermon, Miller expressed that the Lord presss him to raise the standard for our community. This sermon is on communion and how important and vital it is in our lives as individuals and as a community.
For the next 40 days we are taking communion every single day and we encourage to you to do the same.
As we do this act in unity, here is a prayer you can say everyday as you take communion :
Father, I think you for this bread that is the body of your son and my Lord, Jesus Christ. Thank Jesus, that you took my sins, my cares, my worries, my sickness and my diseases upon your body. Thank you that your body took on all that my body could not. Thank you that your body took up my infirmities, diseases, my chastisement, my affliction, my scourging, my rebellion, my iniquity (internal sin), my transgression (external sin), my grief, my sorrow, my anguish, my guilt, my shame and my condemnation resulting in your body taking on my death. I proclaim that you died my death. I proclaim that I was crucified with you and that I no longer live but you live in me. The life I know live in the body I live by faith because you gave your body for me. And now glorious Father, I receive total healing in my spirit, my soul, my mind, my emotions, and my body. This life and healing includes every organ, every cell, every joint, ligament, muscle and bone in my body I declare your total provision for any and every need. I receive total healing for every function of my body. And I give You the praise and the glory and the honor in Jesus name. I bless Your name Father. I also declare that through this body I am made one with you and through one bread I am made one with your people. I declare forgiveness, wholeness and grace upon all my relationships; both family and friends. I take this over my marriage and declare oneness with my bride and that you are for our covenant and empowering us to love each other supernaturally and wholly. I take this over the Upper Room family and declare oneness of heart, mind and mission. That we will truly experience the fullness of being called the Body of Christ in every facet and form. Thank you for your precious body Lord Jesus, broken for us.
The bible says in Lev 17:11 that the life of the flesh is in the blood. I just ate the body of Christ. I am now holding the blood of Christ (John 6:48-58) which represents your life. When I drink this it will bring life to the body of Christ that I just ate. John 6:63 – the word says it is the Spirit that quickens the flesh – “the Spirit give life” Father in the name of Jesus, I thank You for this representation of the blood of Jesus, I realize I am holding the most powerful substance in the universe. It is more powerful than all physical weapons, medicines, foods, bacterias, viruses, curses, and rebellious decisions that I have made. This blood has the power to deal fully with all of my sin, both the power of sin in my life and ultimately, one day, the presence of sin in this world. Thank you that this blood is for my past, present and future sins. That this blood speaks a better word than any other word over my life. Jesus, I thank You for shedding Your blood at Calvary, I now receive Your blood and a new and fresh infilling of Your Life and Your Spirit in Jesus name. Glory to God (drink the blood)
Pentecost Sunday is always a BIG DEAL at Upper Room Dallas. Since God named us the Upper Room 7 years ago, we have always celebrated the promised gift of God’s Spirit. It’s at the center of all that we do. This message will help you fall in love with Holy Spirit. Michael Miller shares about the person of Holy Spirit and how we can know Him today. Knowing the Holy Spirit changes everything and will help you see, follow and witness the One who sent Holy Spirit; JESUS! Enjoy!
Peter gives a report about all that God is doing through reviveTX; a city-wide movement where souls are being saved, baptized, healed and delivered as well as local churches being revived to live out their faith in every day life. He also shares the Gospel and encourages us to become messengers of good news, like Gabriel who spoke to Mary, “The Lord is with you and you have found favor in his eyes!
Lorisa Miller shares God’s heart for us and our most intimate relationships. Jesus wants to walk intimately with us in our weakness. And yet He never loses sight of who He created us to be. His very Spirit empowers us to love each other in that same way–accepting and embracing weakness while never losing sight of who God has made us to be.
Comparison is deadly. Its devastating influence results in us attempting to be something we are not. Comparison exists among us because we don’t see ourselves or those around us rightly. It’s time for you to have confidence in who you are in the eyes of God. In his second teaching on comparison, Miller talks about life among brothers vs life with the Father. From Cain and Able, Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau, sibling rivalries (comparison) resulted in death, stolen birth rights and global conflicts. Yet Jesus has led us to the Father, and as our brother, He has set us free from living in comparison to our brothers and sisters. This teaching will help you be free of comparison, see Jesus rightly and see yourself as the Father sees you.