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Remember

posted Nov 15, 2012, 3:52 PM by Beautiful Zion

How often do we forget about Jesus in our day to day plans; is He a part of our routine or do we just assume He is in agreement with everything we do.   One of the ways Jesus wants us to remember Him is by His redemptive work on the cross. We do this by participating in the Lord’s Supper, known as communion.  Communion is one of the ordinances of the church and the other is baptism.  Jesus gave us a charge when it comes to communion, “for as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes”. Communion reminds us of the cross and the new covenant that is now in effect.  Because of the cross and the new covenant, we are able to receive salvation freely, share in the inheritances, and enjoy a permanent unbroken relationship with God.  Bread and wine represents His body and blood “take, eat: this my body, which is broken for you: do this in remembrance of me.” In like manner, “For this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sin”. No bones where broken in His body but his flesh opened from the beatings and whipping.  The blood streamed down from the many stripes, piecing of the side, and from the crown of thorns placed on His head. “He was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”  Let a man first examine himself before participating in the Lord’s Supper, you do not want to eat in an unworthy manner. “For this reason many are weak and sick among you and many sleep”.

This is what Jesus did for you! Remember and proclaim His death until He returns.  One day He will drink with us in His Father’s Kingdom.

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