Are you forgetful?
We all forget things but How could we ever forget Jesus Christ? How often do we forget what Christ did for us?
Are you forgetful?
There are probably many things in my life that I have forgotten.
I could probably tell you what I had for dinner last night, but last weeks menu has already gone from my mind.
Have you ever gotten up from your chair to get something from the kitchen, and when you get there you can’t remember what you went to get?
We all forget things but How could we ever forget Jesus Christ?
How often do we forget what Christ did for us?
Let’s remember what He has done for us today.
1 Corinthians 11:23-26, from The Message says it very plainly for us:
Let me go over with you again exactly what goes on in the Lord’s Supper and why it is so centrally important. I received my instructions from the Master himself and passed them on to you. The Master, Jesus, on the night of his betrayal, took bread. Having given thanks, he broke it and said,
This is my body, broken for you.
Do this to remember me.
After supper, he did the same thing with the cup:
This cup is my blood, my new covenant with you.
Each time you drink this cup, remember me.
What you must solemnly realise is that every time you eat this bread and every time you drink this cup, you reenact in your words and actions the death of the Master. You will be drawn back to this meal again and again until the Master returns. You must never let familiarity breed contempt.
“Do this to remember me.” 1 Corinthians 11:24 (MSG)
Are you forgetful?
Is it possible to forget Jesus? Is it possible not to remember?
Is it possible to live the Christian life, and yet forget the Christ whom we say we follow?
Can we forget His birth?
Born of the Virgin Mary, conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Can we forget this?
Can we forget His baptism?
When a voice from heaven spoke saying,
“This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Can we forget Him in the wilderness?
Fasting for forty days, hungry, stomach completely empty, like a resurrected tomb.
Who can forget the miracles He performed? Turning water into wine, can you imagine that?
Remember Him giving sight to the blind, healing those with leprosy, making the deaf hear again
walking on water, taking a small boys packed lunch and turned it into a feast, feeding a multitude with loads left over.
The life He lived He lived for you, remember? Are you forgetful?
Can we forget His DEATH?
Can you picture a garden in the darkness of night? Four people, three sleeping, one in prayer.
It is a shady garden full of olive trees. His friends would soon abandon Him. His enemies would soon grab Him. His life was nearing an end. The hours were ticking away. Tragedy was just a few hours away. What began in a wooden manger, would end on a wooden cross.
Every detail was recorded and remembered.
He shouted. “It is finished, it is over, it is done.”
Jesus body hangs limp on the cross. The hands and feet are pierced. The blood from wounds is dry on His lifeless flesh. They take Him down, to bury Him.
The scorching sun is gone and it seemed like all that remained was darkness.
Are you forgetful? Can you forget His SACRIFICE?
It seems almost impossible that those who have been saved by the blood could forget
There is no Christian so good, no life so pure that we don’t need to be continually reminded of our weakness and sin and of the necessity of repentance.
Christ saw that we needed to secure more love. The remembering what He has done for us awakens our love to one another and to him.
God saw that the world would need hope.
Jesus saw we needed this to be encouraged for the battle of life.
You know, myself and Amanda had the awesome opportunity to spent some time with a pastor in Switzerland several years who is a family friend, Heiner and his wife Chris have five churches in Switzerland and a care foundation in Zambia where they are starting farms and schools as well as medical facilities, and he said to us that there are three things we all need to remember as Christians.
We need to fear God
We need to have a humble heart
And we need to live obedient lives.
We need to accept God for who he is. And especially who he is in the bad times God doesn’t want bad things to happen to us and he doesn’t do bad things to people, sometimes however the enemy sneaks in and has his way with us. We then think and say why has God done this? But believe me we have a God that will make good things out of bad every time. We may not see it straight away but trust in God and things happen.
Are you forgetful? Remember
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16-17 NIV)
We must remember that Jesus died for us, we no longer have to sacrifice a cow, or sacrifice a sheep or goat or dove or even our first born child. This has all been taken care of, Jesus was the unblemished lamb He is Gods son, as we read earlier from Matthew 3:17 in the NIV says And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
By Jesus being nailed to a cross and dying for us all our sins are forgiven and we are new.
I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word. When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer. There’s nothing that’s too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!
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