Something To Show
SOMETHING TO SHOW
Paul tells us in First Corinthians, ďAs oft as ye eat this bread and drink this cup ye show forth the Lordís death until He comes.Ē At the Lordís Table we have something to show. We know what we have to show. Paul makes that very clear when He says, ďWe show forth the Lordís death.Ē But another question that is equally important is to whom do we show the Lordís death?
Number One: We show forth the Lordís death to ourselves as Christians. We look at the bread and we look at the cup with the fruit of the vine and we say, ďThese elements represent the body and the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, who suffered for us on the cross and tasted of death once for every man.Ē
Number Two: We show forth the Lordís death to everyone in the audience who is not a Christian. We preach a sermon in action to the unsaved. We tell them that Jesus also died on the cross and tasted of death for them. We tell them that they too, by their acceptance of the terms of pardon, can have the promise of going to Heaven.
Number Three: We show forth the Lordís death to the Heavenly Father. We are telling the Father that we thank Him for sending His only begotten Son to die for our sins and promise Him that we will strive to live more faithfully.
Number Four: We show forth the Lordís death to the Devil. Make no mistake about it, the Devil is present and hates this ordinance that is a continual reminder to him of that day when the foundations of hell were shattered and the Gates of Hades were torn off their hinges.
As often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup ye show forth His death until He comes. We see it, they see it, the Father sees it and the Devil sees it. Let the show begin!