Tuesday, July 15, 2014

He is Greater and He Serves

We just considered the last seven last phrases that Jesus uttered according to the Gospels.  Just hours before those phrases, He instituted the Lord’s Supper – and Luke records that He also said these words - 

24 Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. 25 And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’ 26 But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. 27 For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves. 28 “But you are those who have continued with Me in My trials. 29 And I bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, 30 that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Luke 22:24-30).

Whether at the Table or on the cross, Jesus taught and gave Himself away.  He did so efficaciously – it changed, even transformed people.  He has done so for you if you have been baptized in Jesus Christ.  Believe upon Him, renew your faith and your vows of faithfulness, and come, partake of all that Christ is and has for you.

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