Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Visible Communion

We know we are in Christ if we come to this table with faith and are able to discern the Lord’s body.  And what is the Lord’s body?  The Lord’s body is this visible community around you – your brother and sister in Christ.

As you come to this table, you are by faith receiving Jesus’ body and blood, but you are doing so with the body of Christ, your brothers and sisters to your left and right.

We are partaking of the One Who gave Himself, all of Himself, all of His body, for us – and we do so giving ourselves, all of ourselves, to Him – and to His body.  And how do we give ourselves like that to His body.  Jesus tells us – “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”

On that basis and on that basis alone, come and welcome to Jesus Christ.

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