"Remember to Remember" - Pastor Joe Martin - February 25, 2024
It is easy to forget the important things and hard to remember the important ones. This reality is true in every aspect of life. This is why every course or skill has examinations to see if you remember the most important things in any endeavor.
Examinations can happen in a school final or a musical recital. This could happen in clinical evaluations or in a physical challenge. Examinations reveal to you what you know and remember.
This Sunday, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Part of this practice is also a call to self-examination. The following passage calls us to remember and to examine how well we are remembering.
1 Corinthians 11:23-28 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread. 24 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.” 25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. 27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
The call to examine yourself against the backdrop of the love of God shown on the cross is a serious matter. We are to remember to remember the cross so we can reorient our lives to live out Christ’s Calvary love. We do this regularly because we can drift so quickly!
This Sunday, come and let God remind you of His great love for you. Come and let God remind you of how he wants His love to flow through you. Make plans to come to our fellowship meal at 9:30 am between services. Invite and remind others who need encouragement in God’s love.
I cannot wait to see you.
To read Pastor Joe’s preparing for Sunday, click here.