This Do Remembering Him
I Corinthians 11:23-32
June 7, 2009
INTRODUCTION: The Lord's Supper is a special time set aside in order to remember Jesus. During the entire course of the service, every element, whether song, prayer, testimony, or message should cause us to remember Him. It is in this text before us that the Bible outlines for us several important truths. It is here that we find the source of the supper - not a tradition, not Paul's opinion, but it was a revelation he received directly from the Lord.
We also see the setting. It is the night of betrayal. Our Heavenly Father set the establishment of this beautiful ceremony against the background of something as ugly as the betrayal of Christ to heighten the contrast. In this setting we also remember the night of Passover, a time to commemorate God's deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt. In
1 Corinthians 5:7, "Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us."
we remember God taking us out of bondage to sin into the kingdom of His dear Son.
If during our time at the table we reflect on the Source and we re-think the Setting, we are still in dire need to remember the
Son. What really matters most of all is that we remember Him.
Why so much emphasis on Him? John Wesley's dream is a wonderful reminder of His importance in the Lord's Supper.
"THE NAME THAT SAVES"
"...there is no other name under heaven ... by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12
Christians are divided into many different denominations. In heaven, however, such distinctions will be unknown. We'll agree on everything, and we will be there not because we belong to a particular group but because of our faith in Christ.
John Wesley, it has been said, had a dream in which he appeared at the gate of hell. He cried out, "Are there any Presbyterians in there?" Yes," came the answer, "a ...
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