The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Today’s Scripture & Insight: 1 Cor. 11:23-25

Many times in Scripture, the Lord calls us to remember what He has done for us. During the last supper Jesus instituted Holy Communion with His disciples. In a matter of hours Jesus would give His life for us on the cross. Holy Communion would continue to be celebrated from that day forward in the church with special words from the Lord to remember what He had done. 

On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread 24 and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.”[1] 1 Cor. 11:23-25.

Paul. on his second missionary journey, would go to the Jewish synagogue and tell them about Jesus. He explained the prophecies and proved that the Messiah must suffer and rise from the dead. He said, “This Jesus I’m telling you about is the Messiah.” Some of the Jews who listened were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, along with many God-fearing Greek men and quite a few prominent women. [2] Acts 17:3-4.

The Jews were familiar with the prophecies of Messiah. Paul would expound on those Scriptures to show them that Jesus was the Messiah.  Some of the people in synagogue believed Paul’s witness and placed their faith in Jesus as their Savior. What a special day that was for those who came to faith as they learned about their Savior. The prophecies of Messiah were fulfilled in Jesus.

Who am I that God Himself would die for me and pay for my sins? The thought of this is humbling. As we ponder that, it helps us to be thankful for what the Lord has done for us.

What is the Lord bringing to your heart as you ponder His sacrifice for your sins? Praise the Lord; He is a God of rescue. 

To hear more about Paul’s mission trip:

[1, 2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (1 Co 11:23–25, Acts 17:2-4). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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