March 6, 2016 – Family

1 Corinthians 12.12 NLT

“The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ.”

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1 Corinthians 10.16-17 NLT

16 When we bless the cup at the Lord’s Table, aren’t we sharing in the blood of Christ? And when we break the bread, aren’t we sharing in the body of Christ? 17 And though we are many, we all eat from one loaf of bread, showing that we are one body.

 

  • Family is About Sharing Past Experiences

Communion is to be just that:

1: an act or instance of sharing;

2: intimate fellowship or rapport.

 

What a mighty prayer Jesus prayed to His Heavenly Father:

John 17.22-23 NLT

22 “I have given them the glory you gave me, so they may be one as we are one. 23 I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.”

 

  • Family is About Living Life Together

Jeremiah 31:33-34 NLT

33 “But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the Lord. “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”

 

  • Family is About Looking Forward to a Shared Future

1 Corinthians 11.23-30

26 For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.

 

1 Corinthians 15.54-55 NLT

54 Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled:

“Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”

jlanhamMarch 6, 2016 – Family