Today’s Verse

Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Romans 5:9

Sunday, December 11

Remember there are scars in the Lord’s glorified body. This reminds me of a story that I read about a tragic fire that took place in Chicago which took the lives of a mother and father. Two young children remained in the house. The next-door neighbor went to the house and heard the screams of two children left inside. 

He was able to drag the children out of the house and save their lives. The man was terribly burned in the fire. The children had no family and were brought before the judge. A wealthy businessman pleaded for the children before the judge. 

However, another man stood, took off his jacket and said, “Sir, it is with these scars that I was able to save these two children in the fire. Based upon that sacrifice, I request to adopt these children and raise them in our home.”  

The judge ruled to give the children to the man who saved them. It is on the basis of Christ’s sacrifice for us that we go and serve Him with our lives. He has the evidence to prove that He sacrificed all for us. So, we partake of the Lord’s Supper because of what took place on that cross 2,000 years ago. We also must remember the cup is a picture of the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Notice today’s verse.

The only way we have been justified is through the blood of Christ. I John 1:7 states, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” 

Communion means we are fellowshipping around Jesus and what He has done for us. Communion is a symbolic representation of the King of kings and Lord of lords.

Weekly Memory Verse

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Proverbs 29:18

"Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving."
- B C Forbes

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