Summary: We need hearts that reflect God’s heart.
WHAT’S YOUR HEART FOR?
S: Vision & Stewardship
Th: My Life as God’s Light
Pr: WE NEED HEARTS THAT REFLECT GOD’S HEART.
TS: We will find in Matthew 6:19-21 two priorities that show us how we can have hearts that reflect God’s heart.
The _____ priority that shows how we can have hearts that reflect God’s heart is…
I. CONCEDE THE TEMPORARY (19)
II. CHERISH THE TIMELESS (20)
RMBC 5/6/01 AM
THE LORD’S TABLE:
Right now…it is time for Jesus.
The world has always had men and women of charismatic, magnetic and commanding personality…Joan of Arc, Napoleon, Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr.
But now…it is time for Jesus.
Whatever may be attempting to distract you right now needs to be set aside.
For Jesus is drawing you right now, asking you to come closer.
Interestingly, in an unassuming way, Jesus was the most magnetic person who ever lived.
He grabbed the attention of those around Him.
He did it not only by the miracles that He performed, but even more by what He said.
He said things like…
I am the Bread.
I am the Light of the World.
I am the Door.
I am the Good Shepherd.
I am the Resurrection and the Life.
I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
He was different.
When Jesus was being executed on a cross, He had ordinary men hanging on each side of him.
But He was not just a man, martyr, prophet or teacher.
He was the extraordinary God-Man, the sinless One—God.
As John testifies in his gospel:
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
When we come to this table, we recognize that the Lord’s Supper is a memorial to the incarnate life and the sacrificial death of Christ.
He was lifted up to the cross where He draws us.
He draws us to Himself.
So as we come to the table, we recognize that he draws us once again.
He draws us to remember that He victoriously accomplished the salvation of those drawn in faith.
As the familiar hymn says:
Lifted up was He to die,
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in heaven exalted high:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
We practice “communion” because we are to remember the death of the Lord Jesus.
We take the bread to remind us that it was by the body of our Savior that our salvation came.
He died in our place.
He became our substitute.
We take the cup to remind us that it was by the blood of our Savior that our salvation came.
He died for our sins.
He became our sacrifice.
Being led in prayer by Rich Phillips, let us take a moment and thank Him for being our sacrifice.
The apostle Paul writes, "The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."
Let’s partake together.