Do you forget?
dddoo7 last edited by
We often have trouble remembering important things and need reminders. We will set up reminders in our phones so that we don’t forget to pay bills. The doctor’s office will call us so that we don’t forget to keep our appointment. Our car even beeps at us so that we don’t forget to put on our seat belt. Why is it that we sometimes have so much trouble remembering things? We sometimes get so caught up in other distractions in our lives that we forget important things. God knows that we sometimes get distracted and have trouble remembering so He gave us a means of remembering the most important event in history.
God created this world good. Everything about this world and man was created good. Yet not long after the world was created, Satan began tempting man and when man sinned, evil was introduced. God had given commands to Adam and Eve and later gave commands to all of Israel through the Old Law, however man did not perfectly follow the Old law. Each and every man sinned and every man today sins as well (Romans 3:23). Therefore forgiveness is necessary, however the law could not forgive sin, it only pointed out sin. The consequences of sin is death (Romans 6:23) therefore the only way sin could be forgiven is if the price of death was paid. God, in His love for man, sent His son Jesus to die on the cross as a sacrifice for sins. Jesus lived perfect and therefore is the perfect sacrifice for the sins of man. We need His sacrifice and we must never forget the need for that sacrifice.
God gave us the Lord’s Supper so that we never forget what Jesus did for us in dying on the cross. The grape juice represents the blood of Jesus that He shed on the cross. The unleavened bread represents the body of Christ that was broken as He died. We take the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7) with other Christians (1 Cor 11:16) to remember and proclaim the death of Christ (1 Cor 11:25). The Lord’s Supper must be more than just meaningless repeating of actions. It must be a time to remember what Christ did. It must be a time to reflect on His sacrifice and what it means to me. The Lord’s Supper is a way in which we worship God and thank Him for what He has done for us.
orkan last edited by
Mathew 26:26 sets the precedent for Lords supper just in case any of you were wondering. :)