(Be sure to read the introduction that has been prepared for this week's Devotionals found on the spot below with the title, Sunday, June 28th. We usually put the message summary there. The message summary is a part of the Deep Six Study as well. So that is where it can be found this week by clicking on "Watch" and "Discussion Notes.")
And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood. Luke 22:19-20 (NASB)
The symbols of the bread and the wine were given to us by Christ himself and they represent his body and blood. Communion is a memorial occasion when we examine ourselves, do business with God, and partake of the bread and wine (whatever). These symbols of the memorial occasion of communion beckon us to enter again into the reality of Christ's sacrifice and all that he accomplished for us and gives us an opportunity for being renewed in our commitment to a life of living fully for God. Consider again the symbols we have looked at this week and think of them all together as symbols for what is truly involved in living fully for God. For some the symbols of the memorial occasion of communion presents to you the opportunity to respond to God's provision and believe in Christ for eternal salvation.
Writing out a prayer response that captures how God is at work in your heart and life today can be a valuable experience. So, we leave the prayer response in your hands today.
Posted on Sat, July 4, 2015
by Alan Porter