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In Communion Let It Be Known: Part 2

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Devotional - to meditate on, to rest on, to build on.

In Communion Let It Be Known:

Part 1

THE DEATH OF CHRIST IS REAL

a. As Planned (by God in His foreknowledge, seeing our need for a Saviour).

b. As Pictured and Prophesied (by God in the Bible, making known His Purpose for mankind).

c. As Payment (by God at His own expense, forgiving our debt).

(1Co 11:26)

For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord's death till he come.

 

In Communion Let It Be Known:

Part 2

THE DEATH OF CHRIST IS VOLUNTARY

a. As an act of His humility and obedience.

b. As an example of His self-sacrifice.

c. As an indication of His Divine Authority.

 

(Php 2:5-8) [HUMILITY & OBEDIENCE]

(5) Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

(6) Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

(7) But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

(8) And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

 

(Heb 10:9-12) [sELF-SACRIFICE]

(9) Then said he, Lo, I come to do your will, O God. He takes away the first, that he may establish the second.

(10) By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

(11) And every priest stands daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

(12) But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

 

(Joh 10:17-18) [DIVINE AUTHORITY]

(17) Therefore does my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

(18) No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

 

 

In communion let it be known, proclaimed, declared, shown forth; that as evidenced in His humility, obedience, self-sacrifice and Divine Authority, the death of Christ is voluntary.

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