Lord’s Prayer teaches us to pray for God to keep us from temptation and to
deliver us from evil. It also teaches us
to ask Him for our daily bread. But, as
we also heard Jesus say while He was resisting temptation – Man does not live
by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God.
are many words that proceed from God.
But they all are summed up here in the Word of God made flesh. And that Word is here at this Table – and it
is offered to You as we partake of Bread.
This Bread and Wine are the Word of God – just as the Bible you hold is
the Word of God. Neither are turned into
God – but both, by partaking by faith – are the instruments by which the Holy
Spirit imparts the Word, Jesus, more and more into His body, the church.
so, just as important as hearing by faith when the Word is proclaimed – is
partaking by faith when the Word is given – here, at the Table of the
Lord. The Word of God is given to fight
temptation. Come and welcome to the Word
of God – to Jesus Christ.