• 02Jan
    Posted by Gordon Franz in Other Studies
    WHY WE GATHER: To Remember Him
    Gordon Franz
    When we gather together around the Lord’s Table on the Lord’s Day to remember the Lord Jesus as He requested, we gather:
    Not to remember our sins, but rather, the Savior of sinners (1 Tim. 1:15)
    Not to remember our good works, but rather, the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross (John 19:30; Heb. 10:10-18, 26)
    Not to remember our righteousness, but rather, the perfect righteousness of the Lord Jesus freely given to us by grace through faith (Phil. 3:9)
    Not to remember our accomplishments, but rather, what the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished for us on Calvary’s Cross
    Not to remember our blessings, as many as they may be, but rather, the Blesser Himself
    Not to remember our sufferings, but rather, the call, commission, commitment, and career of the Suffering Servant (Isa.42:1-9; 49:1-13; 50:4-11; 52:13-53:12)
    Not to remember what our future holds, but rather, the One who holds the future
    Not to remember our temptations, but rather, the High Priest who was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin (Heb. 4:15)
    Not to remember our own material riches, but rather, the unsearchable riches in Christ (Eph. 3:8)
    Not to remember our clever wisdom and knowledge, but rather, all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge in Christ (Col. 2:3)
    Not to remember our goodness, but rather, the goodness of God that lead us to repentance (Rom. 2:4)
    Not to remember the creation, but rather, the Creator by Whom all things consist (John 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17)
    Not to exult ourselves, but rather, to exult the Lord Jesus who humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross (Phil. 2:5-11).
    Not our imperfections, but rather, His perfection as the perfect, spotless Lamb of God (1 Pet. 1:19)
    We have come together to REMEMBER HIM!

    by Gordon Franz

    When we gather together around the Lord’s Table on the Lord’s Day to remember the Lord Jesus as He requested, we gather:

    • Not to remember our sins, but rather, the Savior of sinners (1 Tim. 1:15)
    • Not to remember our good works, but rather, the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary’s cross (John 19:30; Heb. 10:10-18, 26)
    • Not to remember our righteousness, but rather, the perfect righteousness of the Lord Jesus freely given to us by grace through faith (Phil. 3:9)
    • Not to remember our accomplishments, but rather, what the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished for us on Calvary’s Cross
    • Not to remember our blessings, as many as they may be, but rather, the Blesser Himself
    • Not to remember our sufferings, but rather, the call, commission, commitment, and career of the Suffering Servant (Isa.42:1-9; 49:1-13; 50:4-11; 52:13-53:12)
    • Not to remember what our future holds, but rather, the One who holds the future
    • Not to remember our temptations, but rather, the High Priest who was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin (Heb. 4:15)
    • Not to remember our own material riches, but rather, the unsearchable riches in Christ (Eph. 3:8)
    • Not to remember our clever wisdom and knowledge, but rather, all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge in Christ (Col. 2:3)
    • Not to remember our goodness, but rather, the goodness of God that lead us to repentance (Rom. 2:4)
    • Not to remember the creation, but rather, the Creator by Whom all things consist (John 1:1-3; Col. 1:15-17)
    • Not to exalt ourselves, but rather, to exalt the Lord Jesus who humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross (Phil. 2:5-11).
    • Not our imperfections, but rather, His perfection as the perfect, spotless Lamb of God (1 Pet. 1:19)

    We have come together to REMEMBER HIM!


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