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Remembering Jesus!

Scripture reading for July 19th:  Psalm 30-33, 1st Corinthians 11

Key Scriptures: 1st Corinthians 11:23-26 “For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when He was betrayed took bread, 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.”  In the Same way also He took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the New Covenant in My blood.  Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”

Paul passed on the sacrament of the Lord’s supper to the Corinthian believers.  He had gotten this from the Lord Jesus, Himself.  Jesus had shared the meaning of the elements of the bread and cup of grape juice with His disciples at His last meal with them on earth before the crucifixion.  The bread represented His body, broken for them, their true sustenance.  The cup of wine represented His shed blood that granted them forgiveness of sins.  The sacrament was to be taken as often as they desired in remembrance of Jesus, proclaiming His sacrificial death until He returned for them.

Psalm 32:1-2 “Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.”  

Prayer:  Lord, thank You for Your body and blood, broken and poured out for my sins.  I receive Your promise of covering and the blessing of eternal life with You.  Amen!

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No Servant is Greater than His Master

Scripture reading for April 26th:  John 15

Key Scriptures for over-comers: John 15:18-20  “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first.  If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own.  As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world.  That is why the world hates you.  Remember the words I spoke to you:  ‘No servant is greater than his master.’  If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also.  If they obeyed My teaching, they will obey yours also.”

Jesus chose His disciples out of the world system of religion and self-exaltation.  He called them to follow His own example of servanthood.  He went about doing good, casting out devils, and healing the sick and oppressed and calling men and women to repentance and a new life.  For this, He was persecuted and ultimately crucified.  Some obeyed His teaching and followed Him.  Jesus emphasized the need for servant leadership and that persecution would follow those who followed Him.  The world system and people in that system would hate them!

Observations for over-comers:  We are called out of the world system into the kingdom of God.  We no longer belong to that dead system and it will hate and persecute us.  We must remember these words of our Master Jesus!  “Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?  The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against His Anointed One.”  (Psalm 2:1-2)

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