Monday, February 10, 2014

Reminding God

At this Memorial Table, we partake of the once for all sacrifice that was given to us in Christ.  Just as God gave Noah the Rainbow as a promise that He would never again flood the world, so He gave the church the Reminders of His Grace – the bread and the wine – and this ritual of taking, thanking, breaking, distributing, and partaking – to be a memorial before Him of a Promise He would never break.

And that promise?  What has He promised those who are in Christ?  He has promised us that all of our sins, all of our trespasses – are covered by the blood, completely paid for in the broken body – in the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  None.  We are commanded to come here and partake – declaring this truth to God Himself – who is pleased to hear this and to act accordingly.  And so if you are in Christ, baptized into His name – you are summoned to come and partake – to tell God again what He promised.

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