we come to the Table, it has to be asked, “is there something I can add to
Christ’s death for my salvation?” The
answer is “No” and “Yes.”
at the Table. What are we about to
partake of? Anything of you there? No, there is One body and the blood poured
out from that one body – represented in the one loaf and the one cup. No.
Jesus’ death and His death alone and completely procured your salvation.
“Yes.” There is something you are to add
to Christ’s death and that is your participation in His death by faith. Or you could say your union with Christ in
His death and resurrection by means of the gift of faith which He and the
Father have given to you by the Holy Spirit Who indwells you.
that faith will usher you into a new life – a life of love to God and to your
neighbor – a law-keeping that will come from the work of the Spirit in your new
man – for Christ is in you – the hope of glory.