We are instructed in Scripture to eat the Lordâ€™s Supper in remembrance of Christ, so let us remember the whole Christ by looking at a wide-angle, panorama of His life and ministry.
We must remember His incarnation, taking on human flesh that He might represent us before God.
We must remember His sinless life of obedience to all the Father commanded, that He might not only be a perfect sacrifice for our sin, but also that His righteousness might reckoned as ours.
We must remember His ministry of mercyâ€“â€“healing the lepers, giving sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, life to the dead, and deliverance from demonic possessionâ€“â€“that we might see the undoing of all the griefs, sicknesses, and sorrows caused by the fall.
We must remember His prophetic ministry, that we might hear and heed the good news of His Kingdom.
We must remember His submission to the death of the cross, shedding His blood to atone for our sins, purge our consciences, and purchase us from bondage to sin.
We must remember His burial, that He truly died that we too might be reckoned as dead indeed unto sin.
We must remember His resurrection, that we might behold both the defeat of death as well as the first fruits of a New Creation, a global harvest of saints.
We must remember His ascension to the Fatherâ€™s right hand, where He sits as King of the cosmos, interceding for the saints, bringing them to the Father, pouring upon them His Spirit.
We must remember that Heâ€™s the Head of His Church, and as such all of usâ€“â€“as various membersâ€“â€“are bound together with Him and each other into One Body.Â
Finally, we must remember that He is the rider on the white steed, going forth to conquer, wielding from His mouthÂ the mighty sword of His Gospel, His robe dipped in blood, His name inscribed upon His thighâ€“â€“KING OF KINGS, LORD OF LORDS.
This is the Christ we are to remember here. He comes to conquer your besetting sins. He comes to conquer your family, city, nation, and the whole world.Â He comes to conquer you. All your gifts and graces He intends to rule over and wield for His great career of victory throughout the earth. This is Who we are remembering.Â ThisÂ is Who we are eating by faith. This is a meal, indeed. So come and welcome to Jesusâ€¦