Communion exhortation - 5/4/08

Text: Colossians 3:22-4:1
Theme: our vocation as slaves of Christ

As Jesus gathered with His disciples in the upper room around the table, Jesus spoke of His vocation and service before His Father. First, He acted out the role of servant, washing His disciples’ feet. He gave them a lasting reminder of His coming bloody sacrifice for them. And then He prayed to His Father, declaring His faithfulness to Him in John 17:2: “You have given Me authority over all flesh, that I should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him.” This was Jesus’ calling. Under His Father’s authority, He served us by washing us clean with His blood, shed for us. His Father rewarded Him for His faithful work with the nations for His inheritance. We are His inheritance, and we partake of the Father’s Table as sons and daughters. Our Lord Christ has ascended to His Father, but continues to feed us with His body and blood at this Table, by the Holy Spirit, who unites us with Christ.

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