HE SOUGHT ME -AND HE BOUGHT ME
WITH HIS REDEEMING BLOOD
HE LOVED ME-ERE I KNEW HIM
AND ALL MY LOVE-IS DUE HIM
HE PLUNGED ME TO VICTORY
BENEATH THE-CLEANSING BLOOD
That time honored chorus speaks volumes. Notice it does not say victory FOR Jesus; rather victory IN Jesus. It was not Jesus who needed a victory. It was not Jesus who had a sin problem. It was not Jesus who was powerless against death. It was not Jesus who was helplessly separated from God…..but God loved the world so much He gave His only begotten Son to accomplish what we could not; conquer sin and death; restoring man’s relationship with God. We can be victorious in Jesus because the Victory was for us; a profound expression of a God’s undying love for His children.
When we come together for holy communion; we reflect on Christ’s life and what it means to us as individuals and what it means to us as a body. Today we celebrate His glorious resurrection; evidence that He was all that he said He was. That he is able to save. That he is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. That he is Love. That He is the Word. That he is the Light. That he is the Good Shepherd,...Our King, Our Priest, Our God, and Our Salvation!
With communion we recognize that Victory was not free; it came at a price. Jesus willingly suffered unspeakable humiliation and pain on the Cross. It cost a body broken and innocent blood to be poured out for the redemption of sins. We remember His broken body with the bread. We remember the His Blood poured out for us with the cup. By doing this we proclaim his death and claim Victory In Jesus.
At the end of today’s service; Pastor Gears will deliver an invitation to all here today. This invitation is over 2000 years old and issued directly from Jesus Himself.
Jesus said “Believe in me,
Jesus Said “Follow me”,
Jesus said “ Remain in Me.”
to some he might be saying “Return to Me”
This is how we can all claim Victory in Jesus.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for Your Victorious Son who suffered, died on the cross and rose three days later.