Communion Exhortation - 1/20/08

Text: Colossians 1:15-19 - Christ's Pre-eminence

Jesus Christ is first in all things, and He is first at this Table. He is the host, at the head of the Table. We gather around as His younger brothers, knowing that when we open our mouths wide in faith to receive from Christ, Jesus will fill us from His fullness.

We show forth His death here – broken bread signifying a sacrificial body offered up to atone for sins; wine signifying His blood sprinkled on the cross, as covenantal blood was sprinkled on the wooden doorpost at Passover, and the wooden ark in the tabernacle. His death reconciles us to Himself, sets right the original purpose – that we live in Him, to Him, FOR Him.

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