As Jesus commanded, we will remember that His body was broken and His blood was shed.
Why? So, you and I could have a brand new start, a brand new life, and a brand new hope.
Isaiah 1:18 – “Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool.”
Romans 3:23 – “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Ephesians 1:18 – “I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.”
Forgiveness. A do-over. A future. All because of Jesus.
During communion, let’s do what 1 Corinthians 11:27-34 instructs us to do. Let’s examine ourselves, asking the Holy Spirit to help us reflect on the sacrifice that Jesus made. Let’s humble ourselves and repent, asking the shed blood of Christ to cleanse us.
He put to death (literally) the old so that we could have new – brand new. That’s worth remembering.