Jesus says to us today, “Fear not.” Because Jesus rode into Jerusalem to suffer and die for us, and because He rose again from the dead for us, we need not fear – not sin, not death, nor even the devil.
Jesus’ death means that our debt is paid. It means that we have peace with God. It means we are forgiven, but only at a great cost.
The Lord’s Supper, however, is not just a celebration of a past event but, in fact, is a means by which the Lord gives deliverance from the slavery of sin and death.
In this time, let us remember what was on Christ’s mind – us. It was for us that He took on flesh. It was for us He rode into Jerusalem. It was for us He allowed Himself to be betrayed, and for us that He died. He had on His mind not His own need, but ours. By His death, our redemption is won.
Text: Luke 19:41-48 During Holy Week, while Jesus was teaching in the temple, He told a parable about a man who planted a vineyard and rented it out to tenants. When the time for fruit came, the man sent his servants to the tenants, but they beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again, theContinue reading “The Day of Your Visitation”
Text: Is. 53 and Jn. 18-19 The Holy Spirit spoke by the prophet Isaiah about our Lord’s death and burial, “They made His grave with the wicked and with a rich man in His death, although He had done no violence and there was no deceit in His mouth.” (Is. 53:9, ESV) By this, theContinue reading “No Guilt in Him”
Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-32 St. Paul wrote to the Corinthians in the Epistle text tonight: For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body,Continue reading “The Lord’s Supper”