Today, I’d like to invite you to the communion table. We need God’s help. The freedoms that are ours come to us because of what Jesus did through the cross.
Let’s go in humility, repenting for those times we’ve been anxious, or we have envied, or we didn’t trust the Lord, or we chose not to do good.
There are too many of us standing beneath the umbrella of Christianity who don’t want to pay attention to the evil happening around us. Let’s decide that won’t be us. Instead, let’s determine:
- We will do good.
- We will trust the Lord.
- We will do the things we know to do.
- We will use our voices.
- We will stand where we’ve been asked to stand.
- We will be counted amongst the faithful.
- To do that, we will need the power of God.
Take a minute to gather your elements (a cracker and a cup of water will do), and when you’re ready, let’s go to the cross together:
You don’t need unleavened bread with a church stamp on it to participate in communion, and it doesn’t have to be a part of a sanctioned presentation. Communion is not just a ritual, a tradition, or something to fill time in a worship service. Communion is about the redemptive work of Jesus. Jesus exhausted the curse of sin that we might receive all the blessings that came from His perfect obedience. That’s why we celebrate communion together. I can’t think of a better way to begin this new week.
— Pastor Allen Jackson
Here is the proclamation mentioned in the video:
I will not fret because of evildoers,
I will not be envious toward wrongdoers.
I will put my trust in the Lord and I choose to do good.
I will gladly stand where God has placed me and practice the discipline of faithfulness.
I choose to delight myself in the Lord believing He will give me the desires of my heart.
Psalm 37:1–4 (NASB95®)
Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass And fade like the green herb. Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.