Thursday, October 20, 2011

Communion- God Remembers and Not

Today in the sermon, you have been called to both remember and forget. God remembers His covenant and He chooses to not remember our sins against us.  These promises are held out to you here at the Lord’s Table.  God looks at the bread and wine as a memorial, like the rainbow, only better.  In it, He sees the fulfillment of all of His covenant promises. He has provided the Lamb that takes away the sins of the world. God looks upon the sacrifice, remembering His promise and then choosing to not remember your sins against you, since they have been cast upon Jesus. 
Do likewise with your neighbor, your spouse, your children, your parents, your friends, your boss, your employees.  Look upon the bread and the wine and remember what Jesus has done for you, how He chooses not to remember what evil you have done towards Him. Then, do that same thing with those who have sinned against you. Remember that Jesus has forgiven you and that you have promised to forgive others and then choose to not remember their sins against you.
 In this way, we are all drawn closer to God and closer to one another, reflecting the Triune nature of God in our midst, many persons but one mind and one body.

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