Summary: We all forget things but How could we ever forget Jesus Christ? How often do we forget what Christ did for us?
Are you forgetful?
There are probably many things in my life that I have forgotten.
I would tell you about them – but then – I just don’t remember them.
I could probably tell you what I had for dinner last night, but last weeks menu has already gone from my mind.
Have you ever gotten up from your chair to get something from the kitchen, and when you get there you can’t remember what you went to get?
We all forget things but How could we ever forget Jesus Christ?
How often do we forget what Christ did for us?
As we come to communion table, let me read to you
1 Corinthians 11:23-26, from The Message:
Let me go over with you again exactly what goes on in the Lord’s Supper and why it is so centrally important. I received my instructions from the Master himself and passed them on to you. The Master, Jesus, on the night of his betrayal, took bread. Having given thanks, he broke it and said,
This is my body, broken for you.
Do this to remember me.
After supper, he did the same thing with the cup:
This cup is my blood, my new covenant with you.
Each time you drink this cup, remember me.
What you must solemnly realize is that every time you eat this bread and every time you drink this cup, you reenact in your words and actions the death of the Master. You will be drawn back to this meal again and again until the Master returns. You must never let familiarity breed contempt.
“Do this to remember me.” 1 Corinthians 11:24 (MSG)
Is it possible to forget Jesus? Is it possible not to remember?
Is it possible to live the Christian life – and yet forget the Christ whom we say we follow?
Can we forget His birth?
Born of the Virgin Mary – conceived by the Holy Spirit.
Can we forget this?
Can we forget His baptism?
When a voice from heaven spoke saying,
“This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Can we forget Him in the wilderness?
Fasting for forty days – hungry – stomach completely empty – like a resurrected tomb.
Who can forget the miracles He performed? Turning water into wine – can you imagine that?
Remember Him giving sight to the blind –
healing those with leprosy
making the deaf hear again
walking on water
taking a small boys packed lunch and turned it into a feast - feeding a multitude with loads left over.
The life He lived He lived for you - remember?
Can we forget His DEATH?
Can you picture a garden in the darkness of night?
Four people – three sleeping – one in prayer.
It is a shady garden full of olive trees.
His friends would soon abandon Him.
His enemies would soon grab Him.
His life was nearing an end.
The hours were ticking away.
Tragedy was just a few hours away.
What began in a wooden manger – would end on a wooden cross.
Every detail was recorded and remembered.
He shouted. “It is finished – it is over – it is done.”
Jesus body hangs limp on the cross.
The hands and feet are pierced.
The blood from wounds is drys on His lifeless flesh.
They take Him down - to bury Him.
The scorching sun is gone and is seemed like all that remained was darkness.
Can you forget His SACRIFICE?
It seems almost impossible that those who have been saved by the blood of Jesus would ever forget His sacrifice.
That those who have been loved with an everlasting love by the eternal Son of God – could ever forget the Son of God.
Can we forget the One who never forgot us?
Can we forget who poured out His life for our sins?
Can you forget the One who loved you so much that He sacrificed Himself for you?
Can you forget His Triumph?
Jesus paid the penalty for our sin.
Jesus made complete atonement.
Jesus died for our sin.
Jesus took our sin to the cross and hung it there so that we will not suffer it.
Jesus has washed our sins away.
He has made us as clean as fresh fallen snow.
And He rose from the grave.
And even now He is alive.
Now He wants to be in relationship with you.
Where things looked hopeless – God stepped in and did something about.
We should die for our sin - BUT God has stepped in.
Can we forget Him? Do we remember?
Friends- we forget Christ because there are so many things that try to distract us, so many things that try to attract our attention - but we will not forget Jesus tonight.