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Remembering What Matters

• Scott Boren

Life can become very busy, and it is easy to lose focus. Everyday realities and problems can disrupt our relationship with God. We are constantly bombarded by little things that can bide for our time, and divert attention from what really matters. As believers in Christ, communion is one of God’s ways of reminding us of what really matters. Communion helps to us to remember what Christ did for us and refocuses our lives towards him.

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Life can become very busy, and it is easy to lose focus. Everyday realities and problems can disrupt our relationship with God. We are constantly bombarded by little things that can bide for our time, and divert attention from what really matters. As believers in Christ, communion is one of God’s ways of reminding us of what really matters. Communion helps to us to remember what Christ did for us and refocuses our lives towards him. Christ twice tells his disciples to do this in remembrance of him. By participating in communion, we are reminded about what is important.

Participating in communion reminds us of Christ’s life and death told to us through the scriptures. We know that through Christ’s death on the cross, he conquered sin and made a way for us to be children of God, and overcomers through Christ (Romans 8:37). The experience of communion also helps us to enter into the reality of Christ’s death. Through communion, we are reminded of the promises God has made to believers; that we will share eternal life with him. The communion meal is a foretaste of this promise. We are reminded that this life is not all we have. It is a hope for the future, but it also is a hope for today. Through communion, we encounter Christ! Through this encounter, Christ brings the future hope of eternal life into our lives today. We have anticipation for what will be as we see the possibilities of how things can be different today!

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Topics: Communion, Discipleship


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Focus Scripture:

  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

    For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

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