February 5, 2012
I Cor. 11:24-26
The communion table is a table of love but also historical. It is a reminder that by his death our sins are paid for.
and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
Jesus was willing to die to give his life for his disciples and for us. The purpose of his coming was to die. But look at who he is, his deity; he laid that all down. He had felt no pain; He who is holy, doesn’t exercise his stature instead He humbled himself to be vulnerable to the things we are vulnerable to. He experienced our pain in his body. Everything that happened to Jesus he allowed to happen. The purpose was to know that coming to know him is not about power being displayed it was about being an example so that we know what it means to be Christ-like. He took on the likeness of man, was a baby, and humbled himself to his parents and to the disciples even Judas who betrayed him.
He said, I’m gonna give my life up so that I can be the sacrificial lamb. And whoever receives the life flowing out of me will receive my glory. A new covenant, never had been done, has been done, and never to be done again. It has changed the direction of the world and our lives. As we partake let it be a reminder of our savior’s sacrifice for us and let it proclaim his death til he comes.