and Resurrection. That is what is
proclaimed here at the Table. We
proclaim the Lord’s death and resurrection here at this Table for we partake of
our Lord who died and yet Who is alive and well and with us by His Spirit very
present, very real, very personal.
proclaim our own death and resurrection as well. We proclaim and partake of our union with
Christ in His death and our union with Him in His resurrected new life. We have entered into the first resurrection
and that is life in Jesus Christ, a life empowered by Him and all by grace
through faith. It is no longer you but
Christ in you which lives.
we also proclaim our own physical death and resurrection as well. We renounce our ultimate hope in anything
this side of the grave, for we know that in the end, as long as the Lord
tarries, our hope is in the second resurrection, the resurrection of our
bodies. And this proclamation is made
here at the Table as well. For every
single body in this room will at his or her appointed time be placed like a
seed in the ground, and on another day, all of these bodies will be raised at
once, in glory, perfected and prepared to be with Jesus – forever.