Monday, August 24, 2015

From the Inside Out

In the ancient church, these “holy things” of the Lord’s Table were deemed to be too holy for ordinary people, ordinary Christians to touch.  That was reserved for the clerics and priests – the real Christians.

But no one, in and of himself or herself, is ever holy enough to approach this Table – unless they are in Christ – and the only way to be in Christ is to believe.  That faith is a powerful leaven in one’s life.  It makes one’s functional faith come into line with one’s confessional faith.

What this means, simply, is that all you have to do to come to the Table is believe in Jesus – and you are holy.  But if you come to the Table, know this:  God is declaring something as well:  He is changing you, remaking you, and He is going to do so from the inside out.  Come and welcome to Jesus Christ.

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