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Communion

March 2, 2019

1 Corinthians 11:24-25 – and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

 

This Sunday is communion Sunday.  We will approach the table and remember the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior, and to give thanks.

 

I think it is a good thing for us that Jesus said “do this in remembrance of me.”  He is giving us an activity to go through so we take the time to remember.  We need this at times, because life will do it’s best to distract us and take our minds off of Christ.  Here, we have an opportunity to focus on nothing but Jesus.

 

Communion isn’t simply a religious ritual that we do once a month.  It isn’t a “go through the motions” type of thing.  It’s heavy, it deserves honor, and we should examine ourselves before we approach the table.

 

1 Corinthians 11:28 – Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink of the cup.

 

The communion table is a table we should take seriously.  We would be wise to do a spiritual gut check prior to approaching.  Not to see if we are worthy, because who truly is worthy?  It’s to see if we have any unrepentant sin, are we holding on to something we shouldn’t be holding on to, simply put…is he truly your shepherd in every area?

 

The table is serious because the emblems we are receiving represent a body broken, blood shed…for you.   Those are the key words…”for you.”

 

Let’s get our hearts ready, let’s approach the table with honor this Sunday, and let’s remember Him and what He did, for you…

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