The Lord's Supper: A Time to Remember
Three senior adults were talking one day when one said to the other, ''You know when I stand before a mirror I can't remember if I am dressing or undressing.'' The other one said, ''Well when I get in my car I can't remember if I am going somewhere or coming back from somewhere.'' The other one said, ''Well nothing like that has ever happened to me, knock on wood. Excuse me while I go and answer the door!''
Isn't it wonderful that God has given us a memory? The writer of Ecclesiastes said, ''There is a time for everything under the sun.''
Surely, there must be a time to remember.
Have you ever walked down memory lane? I experience some nostalgia when I visit New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and drive down Seminary Place and visit the apartment that we lived in for two years. When I see children that are six and four I can't help but think of my children who were that age when we lived there.
When I go by our old home place, I take a walk down memory lane. There is both pain and pleasure in our memories. But I think most of us can say the pleasure outweighs the pain. Cowper said, ''What peaceful hours I once enjoyed! How sweet there memory still, but they how left an aching void, the world can never fill.''
Jesus knew that his disciples would forget some things. Therefore, he gave them memory aids for the proclamation of the gospel. At the beginning og his ministry Jesus submitted the ordinance of baptism. This ordinance is a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. At the end of his ministry he instituted the ordinance of the Lord's Supper, the silent preacher of his death, his second coming, and the medium of the deepest spiritual communion. The bread sustains, and the blood assures us of cleaning.
Today, I want us to walk down memory lane.
1. THE LORD'S SUPPER IS A TIME TO REMEMBER.
What is it that we are to remember about this supper? Jesus insti ...
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