Short Lessons For The Lord’s Supper

By Lester A. Doyle, Jr.

Survey the Cross

At our Lord’s table, we look back and survey the cross. We recall, again, the love our Lord had for us. We recall his victory over sin and death. There on the cross, he died for our sins and gave us hope for forgiveness and eternal life.

John 6:53-54 says, “Then Jesus said to them, ‘Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.”‘ Because he died, we died to sin. Because he lives in resurrection power, we live in him. Because he has given us eternal life, we share in the resurrection glory. What we see and touch in this world is temporal; it will pass away. But, things unseen and untouchable are eternal. We partake this morning of the eternal Christ, who lives forever.

Guardian of Truth XXXIV; 9, p. 269
May 3, 1990