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Memorials to the. Master. We are prone to forget. Thus, the Lord set up memorials so that we could remember. Thus, the Lord set up memorials so that we could remember. The Passover. Thus, the Lord set up memorials so that we could remember.

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Memorialsto the

Master


We are prone to forget.


  • Thus, the Lord set up memorials so that we could remember.


  • Thus, the Lord set up memorials so that we could remember.

    • The Passover.


  • Thus, the Lord set up memorials so that we could remember.

    • The Passover: This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations, as a statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast (Ex 12:14, ESV).


  • Thus, the Lord set up memorials so that we could remember.

    • The Passover.

    • Tassels on garments.


  • Thus, the Lord set up memorials so that we could remember.

    • The Passover.

    • Tassels on garments: It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of the LORD, to do them (Num 15:39, ESV).


  • Thus, the Lord set up memorials so that we could remember.

    • The Passover.

    • Tassels on garments.

    • Stones in the middle of the Jordan.


  • Thus, the Lord set up memorials so that we could remember.

    • The Passover.

    • Tassels on garments.

    • Stones in the middle of the Jordan: These stones shall be to the people of Israel a memorial forever (Josh 4:7, ESV).


  • Thus, the Lord set up memorials so that we could remember.

    • The Passover.

    • Tassels on garments.

    • Stones in the middle of the Jordan.

  • We want to look at memorials the Lord ahs left for us in this age.


The Lord's Supper

1 Corinthians 11:23-25


  • I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me. In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me (1 Corinthians 11:23-25, ESV).


  • Jesus gave both the bread & the cup to his disciples with the admonition, Do this in remembrance of me.


  • Jesus gave both the bread & the cup to his disciples with the admonition, Do this in remembrance of me.

  • Do this in remembrance of me is repeated twice in this narrative.


  • Jesus gave both the bread & the cup to his disciples with the admonition, Do this in remembrance of me.

  • Do this in remembrance of me is repeated twice in this narrative. This stresses that the Lords Supper is in Jesus memory.


  • There are several false views of the Lords Supper.


  • There are several false views of the Lords Supper.

    • Some claim that the bread & wine literally become the Lords body & blood.


  • There are several false views of the Lords Supper.

    • Some claim that the bread & wine literally become the Lords body & blood.

    • Others claim that the Lord is literally present in the bread & cup.


  • There are several false views of the Lords Supper.

    • Some claim that the bread & wine literally become the Lords body & blood.

    • Others claim that the Lord is literally present in the bread & cup.

    • Some claim that taking the Lords Supper is a way of receiving the forgiveness of sins.


  • There are several false views of the Lords Supper.

    • Some claim that the bread & wine literally become the Lords body & blood.

    • Others claim that the Lord is literally present in the bread & cup.

    • Some claim that taking the Lords Supper is a way of receiving the forgiveness of sins.

  • This all flies in the face of what the Lord himself said about the Supperits a way of remembering him.


There are important lessons we learn from this memorial.


  • We learn about the seriousness of sin.


  • We learn about the seriousness of sin.

    • Sin is so serious that Jesus had to die to redeem me from sin.


  • We learn about the seriousness of sin.

    • Sin is so serious that Jesus had to die to redeem me from sin.

    • Sin is so serious that I need this Supper to remind me of what Jesus did for me.


  • We learn about the seriousness of sin.

  • We learn the greatness of Gods love.


  • We learn about the seriousness of sin.

  • We learn the greatness of Gods love.

    • God loved me enough to send Jesus to die for my sins.


  • We learn about the seriousness of sin.

  • We learn the greatness of Gods love.

    • God loved me enough to send Jesus to die for my sins.

    • God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (Jn 3:16, ESV).


  • We learn about the seriousness of sin.

  • We learn the greatness of Gods love.

  • We learn about the cost of our salvation.


  • We learn about the seriousness of sin.

  • We learn the greatness of Gods love.

  • We learn about the cost of our salvation.

    • Salvation costs the death of the very Son of God.


  • We learn about the seriousness of sin.

  • We learn the greatness of Gods love.

  • We learn about the cost of our salvation.

    • Salvation costs the death of the very Son of God.

    • Freedom is not free!


  • Some declare that it devalues the Lords Supper to take it weekly.


  • Some declare that it devalues the Lords Supper to take it weekly.

    • Yet, does it devalue the memory of a loved one if you see his picture every week?


  • Some declare that it devalues the Lords Supper to take it weekly.

    • Yet, does it devalue the memory of a loved one if you see his picture every week?

    • Jesus death is so important that we need to remember it often!


When we come to the Lord's Supper, we need to remember Jesus' death.


Baptism

Rom 6:4


  • We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life (Rom 6:4, ESV).


  • Baptism is a reminder of the death, burial, & resurrection of Jesus Christ.


  • Baptism is a reminder of the death, burial, & resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    • We were baptized in Jesus death.


  • Baptism is a reminder of the death, burial, & resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    • We were baptized in Jesus death.

      • Baptism puts us in a position where we receive the benefits of Jesus death.


  • Baptism is a reminder of the death, burial, & resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    • We were baptized in Jesus death.

      • Baptism puts us in a position where we receive the benefits of Jesus death: Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38, ESV).


  • Baptism is a reminder of the death, burial, & resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    • We were baptized in Jesus death.

      • Baptism puts us in a position where we receive the benefits of Jesus death.

      • In baptism, we die to the old self & put on the new man.


  • Baptism is a reminder of the death, burial, & resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    • We were baptized in Jesus death.

      • Baptism puts us in a position where we receive the benefits of Jesus death.

      • In baptism, we die to the old self & put on the new man.

        • We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin (Rom 6:6, ESV).


  • Baptism is a reminder of the death, burial, & resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    • We were baptized in Jesus death.

      • Baptism puts us in a position where we receive the benefits of Jesus death.

      • In baptism, we die to the old self & put on the new man.

        • Rom 6:6.

        • You have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God (Col 3:3, ESV).


  • Baptism reminds us of Jesus death.


  • Baptism reminds us of Jesus death.

    • Baptism reminds us that Jesus death was necessary to free us from sin.


  • Baptism reminds us of Jesus death.

    • Baptism reminds us that Jesus death was necessary to free us from sin: This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins (Mt 26:28, ESV).


  • Baptism reminds us of Jesus death.

    • Baptism reminds us that Jesus death was necessary to free us from sin (Mt 26:28).

    • Baptism reminds us that Jesus death was necessary so that we could pledge to live for him.


  • Baptism reminds us of Jesus death.

    • Baptism reminds us that Jesus death was necessary to free us from sin (Mt 26:28).

    • Baptism reminds us that Jesus death was necessary so that we could pledge to live for him: He died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised (2 Cor 5:15, ESV).


  • Baptism reminds us of Jesus death.

    • Baptism reminds us that Jesus death was necessary to free us from sin (Mt 26:28).

    • Baptism reminds us that Jesus death was necessary so that we could pledge to live for him (2 Cor 5:15).

    • Baptism reminds us that Jesus death was necessary to present us holy, blameless, & above reproach in him.


  • Baptism reminds us of Jesus death.

    • Baptism reminds us that Jesus death was necessary to free us from sin (Mt 26:28).

    • Baptism reminds us that Jesus death was necessary so that we could pledge to live for him (2 Cor 5:15).

    • Baptism reminds us that Jesus death was necessary to present us holy, blameless, & above reproach in him: He has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him (Col 1:22, ESV).


  • Early Christians called baptism a sacramentum, which is the Latin word for the Roman soldiers oath of absolute devotion and obedience to his general.


  • Early Christians called baptism a sacramentum, which is the Latin word for the Roman soldiers oath of absolute devotion and obedience to his general.

    • In being baptized, we are pledging absolute devotion & obedience to the Lord Jesus.


  • Early Christians called baptism a sacramentum, which is the Latin word for the Roman soldiers oath of absolute devotion and obedience to his general.

    • In being baptized, we are pledging absolute devotion & obedience to the Lord Jesus.

    • Have you made that pledge?


A Christ-Like Life

1 Pet 2:21


  • Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps (1 Pet 2:21, ESV).


  • A Christ-like life is a memorial to Jesushe suffered [i.e., died] for us that we might follow in his steps.


  • This is the only place in the New Testament where Jesus is said to have suffered for us.


  • This is the only place in the New Testament where Jesus is said to have suffered for us.

  • But, his death is called a suffering elsewhere.


  • This is the only place in the New Testament where Jesus is said to have suffered for us.

  • But, his death is called a suffering elsewhere.

    • He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again (Mk 8:31, ESV).


  • This is the only place in the New Testament where Jesus is said to have suffered for us.

  • But, his death is called a suffering elsewhere.

    • Mk 8:31.

    • Jesus said to them, Elijah does come first to restore all things. And how is it written of the Son of Man that he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt? (Mk 9:12, ESV).


This demonstrates just how horrible the cross was.


  • In dying for us, Jesus left us an example to follow in his steps.


  • In dying for us, Jesus left us an example to follow in his steps.

    • Example literally refers to the pattern letters by which schoolchildren would learn to write.


  • In dying for us, Jesus left us an example to follow in his steps.

    • Example literally refers to the pattern letters by which schoolchildren would learn to write.

    • Follow is a picture of a guide leading someone down a rocky path.


We are to live a Christ-like life.


  • I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you (Jn 13:15, ESV).


  • I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you (Jn 13:15, ESV).

  • Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus (Phil 2:5, ESV).


  • I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you (Jn 13:15, ESV).

  • Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus (Phil 2:5, ESV).

  • Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked (1 Jn 2:6, ESV).


  • There are many ways we might remember a loved one who has died.


  • There are many ways we might remember a loved one who has died.

  • There are also ways that we can remember our Lord who diedthe Lords Supper, baptism, & a Christ-like life.


Do you need to start remembering the Lord today?


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