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four sundays of grace

Christians have observed the Lord’s Supper since the time of the last supper which the original disciples had with Jesus. On the night of that Last Supper, Jesus spoke of His bodily sacrifice and of the New Covenant, and Jesus told the disciples to continue to do this in remembrance of Him.

When Christians observe the Lord’s Supper, they remember its meaning, and they celebrate the impact of that meaning upon their lives. This remembrance has traditionally been an act of worship to honor and celebrate the Body of Christ and the New Covenant. Four key aspects of this remembrance are:

  • Reflection upon Christ’s sacrifice and love.
  • The Cost of the New Covenant

  • Reflection upon the Communion believers have with Christ and through Christ.
  • The Impact of the New Covenant

  • Reflection upon gratitude and thanksgiving for Christ and communion with Christ.
  • The Joy of the New Covenant

  • Reflection upon the Gospel of Christ and the commission to share that Gospel with the world.
  • The Calling of the New Covenant

    Usually all four of these aspects of remembrance come to mind in each observance of the Lord’s Supper. During the month of October 2012, however, we separated them, and each Sunday, focused especially on one of those aspects. Our hope is that this special approach to our remembrance of Jesus helped us to appreciate the impact of Christ upon our lives on an even deeper level.

    Pastor Mike McKinney