The Lord’s Memorial

A great memorial known as “The Vietnam Memorial Wall” is a reminder, to all who view it, of the ultimate sacrifice made by American Soldiers. As one reads the names of those who gave their life during this conflict it sends a chilling effect over the body along with tears to the eyes. The sacrifice was made by many but to a parent who lost their child during this time it becomes a personal and individual testament. In 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 the apostle Paul reminds us of the words of Christ “For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come.” The Lord wanted his disciples to always remember His sacrifice of love. In the book of Acts 20:7 the scripture states the disciples came together on the first day of the week to break bread. This breaking of bread was not an ordinary meal but that which Christ had instituted himself. The early disciples carried out this remembrance by partaking of these emblems upon the first day of every week. Some today do not follow this apostolic teaching and example and choose to observe this remembrance at special times of the year or special occasions. Notice with me 1Co 16:2 “Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him.” Many understand or see the need to give every week but struggle to see the necessity to observe the “Lord’s Supper,” when in fact, the same wording is used, “upon the first day of the week.” If you are not partaking of the “Lord’s Supper” the first day of every week I ask you why not followed by “why then do you place your offering in the collection plate the first day of every week?” Until next week this is the Scriptural Truth. Tommy O’Kelley Minister Subligna Rd. Church of Christ (706) 638-1129 or (423) 413 – 5319, email tmdok4@windstream.net

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