The Lord’s Supper

 On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”

He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’ ” So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. Matthew 26:17-20

During the meal…

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.  This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” – Matthew 26:26-28

Jesus ate with the disciples at the end of His ministry to give us a visible reminder that He died for us. He gave up His life so that we can have eternal life.

No other God, No other religion, No other anything can compare to the glory that Jesus accomplished as He went to the cross for you and me. Thank God for Jesus and His ultimate act of obedience to God the Father!

Doubting Thomas?

I find it interesting that so much culture throughout the world is based on Biblical records, yet there are still unbelievers throughout the world. For example: ever wonder where the term ‘doubting Thomas’ came from?

 When Jesus was resurrected three days after His crucifixion:

 Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”

Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.”

Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:24-29

 Are you a doubting Thomas? Do you still not believe the Good News of the Bible? The Good News that Jesus died for YOU. The Good news that is FREE to receive; the news that Jesus was sent, as the Son of God to save us from our sins. All we have to do is believe in Him, accept Him as our Lord and Savior.

 Maybe you know God, but are like some of the disciples:

 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. – Matthew 28:16-17

 Why do you doubt? The Bible is TRUE; everything in it is truthful. God gave us the Bible so that we could come to the full knowledge of Him and have eternal life. We’ve had the Bible for almost 2000 years and it has withstood the testing of innumerable critics. There have been many that have tried to disprove it, but no one has, because it can’t be done.

 If you haven’t come to know God, there is no better time than NOW! Come to Him today and ask Him to be Lord of your life.

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question to God

You may know this story, but I want you to think about it from a different perspective. It’s OK to ask questions. An old chinese proverb states: 

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes;
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.

I surely don’t want to be a fool forever – therefore I ask questions when I have them. In this story, a religious leader, Nicodemus, also asks a question. But here’s the interesting part – he asks the question to God in person – face to face with Jesus…. 

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the miraculous signs you are doing if God were not with him.” In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.”

“How can a man be born when he is old?” Nicodemus asked…”Surely he cannot enter a second time into his mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit….” 

“How can this be?” Nicodemus asked….  [Jesus replied] “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:1-17

You see, it’s definately OK to ask questions. If you don’t understand, read the Bible, pray to God, ask your Pastor, ask a friend. With today’s technology there are endless resources out there to answer our questions. I’m not encouraging you to beleive everything you read, but generally the internet can help you find scripture passages concerning every topic under the sun. Then you can use your Bible to verify the truthfulness of what you’ve read.

Ask a question when you have it. You never know what God might say in His reply to you. In the case of Nicodemus, a religious leader of his day, Jesus replied with what we know of today as the most famous verse in the Bible:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16

Last night, I had the blessing of being able to be present as a student came forward to confess their belief in Jesus Christ. This youth now has the blessing of eternal life that is shared among all of God’s children. Their belief in Jesus as the Son of God and desire to have Him as Lord and Savior of their life has given them an eternal life in Heaven.

Do you have that free gift of eternal life? If you haven’t been saved, but want more information or prayer for your life, please contact me at eflowsemaj@gmail.com

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