Forgetful

We are forgetful creatures. Thus Jesus set an ordinance for us to remember him by. Not by graven images, but by the Holy Communion. Yet how oft people refuses the Holy Communion for whatever reasons they may have. This is the moment for us to come before Jesus, reflect, confess, and remember him.

Matthew 26.26-28
26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
27And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
28For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Mark 14:22-25
22And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
23And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.
24And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
25Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.

Luke 22:14-19
14And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.
15And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
16For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.
17And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
18For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
19And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

Communion Hymn
Thy body, blessed Jesus, was broken for our sin;
Thy blood divine in payment Thou didst pour out for men;
And tho’ these sacred symbols No saving grace afford,
By them we now remember Thy saving death O Lord.

We bow in preparation, For sin we search our hearts,
Forsaking each transgressions, As God his light imparts;
We take the cup in rev’rence, And new commitment make,
To cast out every idol, And live for Jesus sake

God’s son was slain by sinners – We tremble at the thought!
But e’en for those who slew Him Forgiving prayer was wrought.
Such grace! We view and marvel, Rejoicing o’er and o’er,
That there, tho’sin abounded, His grace abounded more.

And now our Lord is risen, Ascended now on high,
Yet from His throne exalted, He hears the sinner’s cry;
He comes before the Father, New mercies now to plead;
His infinite atonement Shall ever intercede.

Rejoice, our Bridegroom cometh! O Christian, haste the day
When he appears in splendor To catch his bride away!
We’ll sit at Jesus’ table, Behold His face, so fair,
And with our King in glory, This feast anew we’ll share.

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~ by ymsim on 2010/05/02.

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