Do This in Remembrance of Me
Chosen by God!
The greatest gift God has given us is His Son. He sent His Son to earth to redeem us! When I think about the sacrifice I’m humbled and so appreciative. I do think it’s easy to forget what is at the root of Christianity – Christ dying for our sins so we can be a part of God’s family. Communion isn’t something that is taught or studied in the church.
We can creatively celebrate this gift during meals by telling the story of salvation. Hearing it reminds us of the cost paid, that we could never pay. It reminds of the unconditional love God has for all, whether we accept His precious gift or not. It reminds us of our responsibility to tell others, to set them free. We can talk about the significance of Christ’s birth, life, death, and resurrection. Then we can commit to how we will live in light of this great gift.
Communion is a visible reminder of what Jesus did for us on the cross. His body was broken and His blood was shed for us! Because of this unselfish and loving act we are His children. Communion reminds of the cost God paid, through His Son, so we could be a part of His family. Communion is a reminder of God’s unconditional and everlasting love for us. More importantly it’s a reminder of God’s fulfilled promise when sin entered the world. Communion gives us hope that everything God said He would do He will do. It gives us hope to stand on the promises He made in His Word. It gives us hope that we will live eternally with Him. Death does not end life for us it begins life in His Presence.
“Let me go over with you again exactly what goes on in the Lord's Supper and why it is so centrally important. I received my instructions from the Master himself and passed them on to you. The Master, Jesus, on the night of his betrayal, took bread. Having given thanks, he broke it and said,
‘This is my body, broken for you.
Do this to remember me.’
After supper, he did the same thing with the cup:
‘This cup is my blood, my new covenant with you.
Each time you drink this cup, remember me.’
What you must solemnly realize is that every time you eat this bread and every time you drink this cup, you reenact in your words and actions the death of the Master. You will be drawn back to this meal again and again until the Master returns. You must never let familiarity breed contempt.” (I Corinthians 11:23-26 MSG)
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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