Monthly Message

Monthly Message

by Dean Allen

Dean Allen serves as a deacon at SRVBC and is the author of SRVBC's Monthly Message

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January 2019
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April 2019
Do This In Remembrance Of Me
August 2018
The night in which the Lord Jesus was betrayed, He took bread and wine, and instituted the Lord’s Supper, also called the Breaking of Bread, the Remembrance Meeting, and the Love Feast. Ever since, believers in Christ have followed this command of the Lord and remembered Him every Sunday. Luke 22:19-20 says, “And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.’”

The early Christians gathered together on the Lord’s Day, the first day of the week, which is Sunday. Acts 20:7 says, “Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread…” It is a simple meeting, directed by the Holy Spirit where saints gather together to remember the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. It is a privilege and responsibility. It is the best meeting of all the gatherings of believers. The Lord Jesus promised in Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.”

The bread is a symbol of the body of our Lord Jesus Christ who died for us on the cross, and the cup is a symbol of the blood of our Savior shed for the forgiveness of our sins. Every hymn that we sing and scripture that we share should be centered around the cross. It is not a meeting for preaching, or offering up requests for prayer, or any other subject no matter, however good it may be. There are three words that characterize our view of the Lord’s Supper: obey, remember, and worship.

The Lord Jesus commanded us to remember Him. When we obey we are blessed indeed! It is a wonderful time of remembrance to look back on the finished work of Christ on the cross and to look forward to His coming. 1 Corinthians 11:26 says, “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” Jesus is worthy of our praise, worship, and adoration. Let us remember the words of Jesus, “Do this in remembrance of Me.”