Remembering Jesus

“Do this in remembrance of me.” We associate that phrase with this part of our weekly worship to God because Jesus said it to His disciples at the Last Supper.

“And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is being given for you: do this in remembrance of me.” (Luke 22:19)

The words are so profound that some version of them are burned into the wood of many tables like this one.

But what are we supposed to remember? Here are some snapshots from God’s Word to consider as we partake of the bread and the cup this morning:

  • “As He existed in the form of God, [He] did not consider equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself by taking the form of a bond-servant and being born in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:6-7)
  • “He was despised and abandoned by men, a man of great pain and familiar with sickness; and like one from whom people hide their faces, He was despised, and had no regard for Him. However, it was our sickness that He, and our pains that He carried.” (Isaiah 53:3-4)
  • “He was oppressed and afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth.” (Isaiah 53:7)
  • “He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our wrongdoings; the punishments for our well-being was laid upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)
  • “His grave was assigned with wicked men, yet He was with a rich man in His death, because He had done no violence, nor was there any deceit in His mouth.” (Isaiah 53:9)
  • “He poured out His life unto death, and was counted with wrongdoers; yet He Himself bore the sin of many, and interceded for the wrongdoers.” (Isaiah 53:12)
  • “He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said.” (Matthew 28:6)
  • “For the joy set before Him, [He] endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2)

Through inspired men, God etched those memories into His Word for our benefit. Always remember what Jesus did for you, and commit your life to Him. It’s the least you can do after everything He endured for you.

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