Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Power of God

Welcome to the Lord’s Table. We celebrate this meal in a very public way. We sing songs, and not just sad ones, to the Lord and to one another. Many people celebrate Communion as if it was some sad event. It is serious. It is solemn but it is not sad. It is the crowning moment of all of human history.
         The Lord Jesus triumphed over His enemies. He did it on the cross. He dealt death a deathblow. That is not sad but glad.
But we must learn something else at this meal. His victory came through suffering and death. That is very serious. That is solemn. And in order to be like Jesus and gain the victory like Jesus, we must also embrace the cross. We embrace Jesus’s work on the cross and we also take up our cross and follow after Him. When we do this, we participate in His suffering and death and also in His victory and triumph, for we can only come to Resurrection if we first suffer and die.
1Cor. 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

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