Thoughts On The Lord’s Supper 7
To help us remember & celebrate the Lord Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross,
here is another question for us:
Are you amazed by God’s love & justice through the cross?
- There is no sequel more exciting,
- there is no encore more amazing,
- there is no peak that is higher,
- there is nothing better,
- nothing NEXT,
- no 2.0 or Salvation2-S that improves upon this,
- there is no jackpot more valuable,
- no experience more thrilling/worth pursuing.
This is it, loved ones—
the answer to all the riddles and all the questions and all the searching,
the only beverage for our thirst
& only food for our hunger
& only satisfaction to our longing.
Stop searching—you haven’t found Him, He has found you.
Drop to your knees and be amazed,
- cry out to the Lord Jesus for faith
to see Him & His awesome gift of salvation,
- cry out to Him to make your blind eyes see for the first time
- or your cataract-afflicted eyes see once again…
Repent, receive, believe, become & rejoice (John 1)…
“What has the world done for you,
that you love it so much?”
Robert Murray McCheyne—mid 1800s
What has sin done for you that you cling to it?
What has your lifestyle done for you that you would die (eternally!) for it?
What has your self-identification done for you
that you would value it
over the way the Lord Jesus sees you:
- made in His image,
- utterly sinful & wretched,
- but dearly loved & died for?
Don’t self-identify, Jesus-identify:
throw off what you think is your identity
& by faith take on the Lord Jesus, His death on the cross & empty tomb,
as your new identity…
“Faith is like an empty, open hand
stretched out towards God,
with nothing to offer
and everything to receive.” John Calvin
Adam launched a ‘meet you at the top’ philosophy of life.
Jesus Christ says to the world,
‘I’ll meet you at the bottom.’ Michael Horton
Please reflect on all this now…
1 Corinthians 11 NIV
“23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you:
The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,
24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said,
“This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
“25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying,
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood;
do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup,
you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.