Sunday, 7 August 2016

How are we to approach the Lord's Table (Part One)? - "Lord... who may live on your holy hill?... " (Psalm 15:1-2).

"Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless" (Psalm 15:1-2).
These are words which could - and should - leave us utterly despondent. There's no way we can live a blameless life. There's no hope for us.
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There is, however, the hope which comes to us when  we look away from ourselves to our Saviour, Jesus Christ. We are invited to the Lord's Table. He welcomes us to His Table.
 - This is not about what we do for Christ. It's about what He has done for us.
 - This is not about being rewarded for our righteousness. It's about receiving Christ's salvation.
 * We approach the Lord's Supper on the basis of the love of Christ for sinners.
 * We approach the Lord's Supper with faith in Christ, the Saviour of sinners.
Our faith is always a reponse to His love. It is His love that creates our faith. We hear the Word of the Lord. It is the Good News of God's love. We come to the Lord's Table. We eat bread. We drink wine. The Spirit of the Lord is among the people of God. He is working in our hearts. He is leading us to the Saviour. We are drawn to the Saviour. We are drawn by His love for us. His love is greater than all our sin. His love reaches us. We receive His forgiveness. His love changes us. In Him, we become a new creation.

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