…This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.
This Sunday we will remember the Lord in communion. In the statement above, we are told of Jesus’ words about communion. It is a meal about him. The bread is about his body and the cup is about his blood. Both of these references speak of Jesus’ death. His body was given for us and his blood was spilled for us. Jesus’ death established the new covenant. God is our God and we are his people. This covenant is based in God’s grace, because Jesus took the verdict we deserve, and we get the justification Jesus deserves.
Notice how this meal is about remembering Jesus. We are peculiar people. We can very easily remember past hurts, sins, and embarrassments/shame, and then let them define us. And we can so easily forget what Jesus has done to our hurts, sins, and embarrassments/shame. This is why Jesus tells us to remember. What we remember together, what we celebrate together, shapes our identity.
As we gather together on Sunday, we will sing songs of God’s holiness, his goodness, his righteousness, and his mercy. This Sunday we will remember Jesus together as our sin bearer who gave his life as a ransom for us. Today, though, what are you remembering about yourself and God? Pay attention to your thoughts throughout the day. Are you remembering Jesus today? Is Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection defining your identity or is something else? Turn your attention fully to Jesus. Remember him.
We invite you to attend a worship service at FCC on Sundays at 9 and 11 am.