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The Second Mile - Part 2 (6 of 8)
Series: Shoe Leather Christianity
2 Corinthians 8:2
INTRODUCTION: The Lord's Supper is a reminder of what Jesus did in the past, a symbol of our present relationship with Him, and a promise of what He will do in the future.
The crucifixion of Jesus has a continuing significance to all who have taken up a cross to follow Him. In the Lords' Supper, we show that we share in Jesus Christ. We commune with Him. We are united in Him.
The New Testament speaks of our sharing with Jesus in several ways. We share in His crucifixion (Galatians 2:20), death (Romans 6:4), resurrection (Ephesians 2:6), and life (Galatians 2:20). The Lord's Supper symbolizes this spiritual reality. We live in Christ, and He lives in us.
Today may we look upward, to Christ, and be mindful that true life can only be in Him and with Him.
1 Corinthians 11:28
''But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.''
What do we find in our examination?
This helps me with my relationship with Him.
Today may we look outward and around to see if we are treating others as Christ commanded (one another-55 times). If you are united with Christ and I am united to Christ, then we are united to each other.
We are the Body of Christ.
As Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 10:17
1 Corinthians 10:17
''For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread.''
By participating together in the Lord's Supper, we picture the life of the fact that we are one body in Christ, one with each other, with responsibilities toward one another.
''And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.''
Last week we looked at the Macedonia Church and their ''Expression of Grace.''
The Grace ...
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