By Rob Alright
As we take the bread and fruit of the vine, we remember Jesus. He died on the cross, not because of His sins, but He died on the cross for our sins. 1 Peter 2:24 says, "He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed." (ESV)
The nails that went through his hands and feet were not for any sins he had done. They were for my sins and for your sins. The crown of thorns was placed on his head so that I might die to sin and live the new life as a disciple of Christ. When you die to something you separate yourself from it.
We separate ourselves from a life dominated by sin to live a live dominated by righteousness. (Romans 6:13).
When we die to sin we do not live in it any longer. (Romans 6:1-2). Jesus died so you and I might have that opportunity to live a Christ-like life. Shouldn't that be our goal? Jesus allowed himself to be sin for us.
Why? (2 Cor. 5:21) "So that, in him, we might become the righteousness of God"
Let that sink in as we study about the Lord's Supper today and share in this time of remembering Jesus.
- Rob Alright serves as one of the ministers at the Northwest Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.nwchurchofchrist.com/