Sermon text on Acts 10 - Peter and Cornelius
Cornelius' prayers rose up to God as a memorial. Jesus tells us to eat this bread and drink this wine as His memorial. A memorial brings someone to remember something. Keeping this memorial, this feast, every week doesn’t earn anything with God. Church attendance, Bible reading, prayers, these things cannot merit salvation. But they do strengthen our relationship with the Lord. Our faith in Christ and love for Him grow as we do this for His memorial at this table every week.
Also, this table is our new and transformed food law. It distinguishes the clean from the unclean, the believer from the unbeliever, those in the covenant from those outside of it.