As you already know if you’ve been around the past few weeks, we’re spending Sunday mornings leading up to Advent discussing the various practices that act as “foundations” for our fellowship (similar to the “sacraments” in Roman Catholicism or the “mysteries” in Eastern Orthodoxy). Since New Covenant Fellowship is a community that holds a variety of beliefs and allows for diverse expressions of faith, this handful of practices function as sort of the “glue” for our fellowship, binding us together in mysterious but meaningful ways. These practices have also remained fairly consistent throughout the two millennia of church history prior to New Covenant’s existence, so they serve an additional purpose: tying our NCF story into the much broader story about the people of Christ.
So far in this teaching series, we’ve discussed Baptism (I shared some of my personal experiences with that), and Communion. Last week, several folks got up and shared their own perspectives on and experiences with our weekly, “open-table” practice of Communion at NCF. In addition, I received a testimony via email that I want to share with you all: