For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Friday, November 20, 2009


1 Corinthians 11: 23-26

The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 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." In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

This coming week, as a nation, we celebrate Thanksgiving. Families gather together and feast on a bounty of turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes (don’t forget the gravy) and pumpkin pie. We are blessed to freely enjoy the meal, our family and friends, and a day off work.

As much as we enjoy and are thankful for Thanksgiving dinner, the “meal” we serve in our churches with our brothers and sisters in Christ is the most important one we share. Jesus died to redeem us from the pits of Hell. He sacrificed his life for ours and each time we take communion we are reminded of his love for us. When taking communion, the bread that represents his body and the juice that represents his blood, give thanks for the one who gave his life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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