Read 1 John 3:19–20.
When teaching on the cross of Christ, the emphasis is usually on guilt or grace. Both are appropriate. The apostles often started with guilt, and then moved to grace (see Acts 2:36–39).
When we come to the table, what do we focus on? Should we focus on the blood on our hands? Or should we focus on the blood from His hands? I believe the latter to be the case.
There certainly are proper times for us to be convicted of our sin, driving us to repentance, prayer, and dedication. However, on the eve of His death, He said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” Paul reminds us, “We proclaim His death.” We are to come in a worthy manner, knowing that He has paid the debt.
The Lord calls us around His table. As we gather, He commands us, “Do this in remembrance of Me” (1 Cor. 11:25). As I consider the great invitation to share in the blood and body of the Lord, I also share these thoughts with you. Perhaps, they will help you reflect.
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