Tuesday, August 8 – 1 Corinthians 11:26

Aug 7, 2023

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

 

What meaningful traditions does your family hold? Some of our family traditions are simply a fun addition to a holiday but others have meaning and lead us to reflect on a loved one or a valued principle of our family. For example, the tradition of eating together at Thanksgiving calls us back to the importance of family and reminds us to give thanks for those around the table. The Lord’s Supper is an important tradition in our faith because it is not a man-made religious act but rather an act of remembrance set forth by Jesus Himself. Each time we partake in the Lord’s Supper we proclaim Jesus’s sacrificial death. We remember Jesus’s death and resurrection because it changed everything for us. His death made the way for reconciliation with God. Ephesians 2:5-7 says, “even when we were dead in our wrongdoings, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the boundless riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.”

 

The Lord’s Supper also reminds us of the hope to come. This story is not over. This tradition is not just a call back to something that happened long ago but an active reminder that God is still at work; He is still reconciling people through Jesus; and Jesus will return and complete the reconciliation He began at the cross.

 

  • Why do we need to be reminded regularly of what Jesus has done for us?
  • What makes us prone to forget Jesus’s work on our behalf?
  • Pray and ask God to help you proclaim who Jesus is when you take the Lord’s Supper and every day you live for Him.
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