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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Biblical Dinner at Fellowship and Arborwood

We had the exciting opportunity to participate in biblical dinners at Fellowship Baptist Church and at the Arborwood Retirement Apartments. These dinners are designed to give one the experience of what it was like to eat together during Christ's time. Eating a meal back then was very different from how we eat today!
For one thing, tables were low to the floor, and guests had to recline.

Hands and pita bread were the only utensils used. Slightly messy, but still delicious!

At Arborwood, we used tables at regular heights since several participants were in wheelchairs. They also enjoyed utensils.

The significance of the biblical dinners was not just to experience a new and exciting way of eating. We also learned the significance of breaking bread together. To "break bread" with someone is to say, "You are my friend. I love you. I will die for you" and with an enemy, "I forgive you." When Christ broke bread at the Last Supper and when he declared that he was the Bread of Life, he was declaring the amazing depth and sacrifice of his love for his disciples and for the world.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

The Armor of God

Stephen presented a message on the armor of God recently. He used his replica of Roman armor as an object lesson.

Using a good-natured volunteer, Stephen demonstrated how the Roman armor richly illustrates Ephesians 6. One thing was made very clear - we cannot put on nor carry the armor in our own strength. Stephen's volunteer was dripping with sweat and very ready for a break by the time Stephen had every piece of armor on him!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day Weekend

We enjoyed Mother's Day weekend by going to the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend with Evelyn's parents and siblings. We were able to get up close and personal with many animals! Faith and Elijah weren't entirely sure of what they thought of these moving, furry, and noisy creatures.

Faith was disappointed with the zebra when it did not make any exciting noises and simply ate the whole time.

Faith almost got kissed by a flamingo, but she still had fun!

The Stephen Wesco Family
May 2011