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The Table Between Our Past and the Future

Notes and thoughts on Rev. Karen Estes’ message Sept. 7, 2014

 

“Do this in remembrance of me.”

Karen EstesMemory is important to us as Christians. By remembering, we know that God was faithful in the past and we can trust Him for the future. When we come to the Table for communion, we remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us.

Yet even though Jesus told us to remember, He was also clear that we were not to live in the past. Jesus called us to be ready for His return. Certainly looking back can help us prepare for that glorious day, but it’s not enough.

Though Christ has not yet returned, we are supposed to live as though He has. We must look forward to the future in God’s Kingdom.

The question is: How do we do that?

We love one another.

Not mushy, romantic love – but as Christ loves us.

Love is not a feeling, it’s an action. It’s what we do. We are told to act with Christ-like love toward everyone we meet. And that’s not easy. But if we love our neighbor as Christ loves us – a kind of love that is hard even with lovable people and especially with the ones we think are unlovable – we will fulfill all the commandments.

 These notes were posted by Jackie Clement. Please add your comments below.

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