Sometimes, especially with a topical sermon, we are tempted individually to think that “this sermon wasn’t for me.” While you may not have children in school at this time, I did pray in preparation for you that you would hear and see from the texts other applications particularly for you. And there are many.
One of those applications is in coming to this Table. We are not a bunch of individuals only, like so many marbles gathered in a bag. We are members of one body, the body of Christ – and we come to this Table as that one body, that one loaf, where we partake together, desiring to see Christ minister to His body corporately even as He meets each one of us individually as well. Strengthening each one, he then sends us to minister to one another throughout the week with our particular gifts and abilities and our brother or sister’s needs before us.
If you are identified with Jesus through baptism then must come to this Table and partake, for He has called you. But He has called the person next to you as well with the same call. Together, we all are being fed, knit together in Christ, with Christ, and by Christ. Come and welcome to Jesus Christ.