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κοινωνία, -ας, ἡ koinōnia

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The Power of the Incarnational community.


“koinōnia”: The Power of Incarnational Community

Incarnational Community

A group of people with the posture, tone, motives, and heart of Jesus; those who physically represent him in a particular location: real time, virtually, religious, or marketplace (exchange, transactions, and relationships)

The Fellowship of Believers

1. Participation fellowship: The act of sharing the activities or privileges of an intimate association or group
2. Participation: The act of having, giving, or receiving a share (portion, part,) of something; especially within a group or partnership.

The Power of our Christ

Luke 22:7–30 NIV
Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.” “Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked. He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.” They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table. The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed. But woe to that man who betrays him!” They began to question among themselves which of them it might be who would do this. A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves. You are those who have stood by me in my trials. And I confer on you a kingdom, just as my Father conferred one on me, so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
The occasion our text is relative to our current Celebration: Good Friday-Resurrection Sunday *Easter-Pagan
The Passover Meal: The Last Supper
1. Not an ordinary Meal: One well prepared and greatly enjoyed!
2. Unleavened Bread & Passover Lamb Sacrificed- The sinless sacrifice of Jesus: Atonement
If a household was too small they were to share a whole lamb with their neighbor
3. It was prepared in a certain place: pre-prepared, chosen place-by Jesus—God
4. A defined Community or Participants: Apostles…God’s Chosen People
5. Participation : Divine Desire ; Divine Fulfillment; Kingdom Principle: Sharing, Sacrifice, Selflessness, Servanthood, ; Celebration/Thanksgiving
Resurrection Sunday: The 3rd Day…Where He God up with all power in his hand!
-Fulfillment of the Kingdom of God
-Fulfillment of The Church
-Fulfillment of the Promise
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