Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Invitation to Communion

Let these words ring inside your mind and bring back memories. Focus on the familiar words of this scripture for a few minutes. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:16-17

The words that I read over and over is the phrase, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world.” I need that reassurance and reminder that even when I falter and sin, there is still hope.

In the communion service we remember what it took for Jesus to extend this hope to us. For this hope to be given it took His death. Christ’s body was broken, His blood was spilled. And each time that we gather to partake of communion together we remember Him.

I invite you to prepare your heart to partake of the emblems of this service. To spend time talking to God about where you need his forgiveness, and where you have received forgiveness and hope. Prepare to take the bread and the grape juice as reminders of a Savior who died. Then in turn recommit your life to serving Him and Him alone.

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