us make clear again the necessity of good works in order to come to the Table
of our Lord. There is a necessity of
good works which qualifies each one of us to come and participate in communion.
all of those good works were accomplished for us by our Savior and Lord – that
is why His body was broken; that is why His blood was shed. There is nothing you or I can add to this
table. This is a table of good works –
but someone else’s not our own.
is nothing, absolutely nothing you can do to deserve to be here. This is a Table of grace. And at this Table, we will be fed with good
works – and then we will go out from here and walk in the good works that we
have been united to – and all to the glory of our God and Savior Who is working
in us. Amen.