ALWAYS REMEMBER JESUS
The Bible tells us the true story of how Jesus lived his life, died on the cross, and rose again for us! This simple truth is something that Jesus wanted us to always remember. During the last dinner that Jesus had with His disciples, he explained to them that whenever they take communion, they should remember what Jesus did on the cross. His body is like the bread of communion, which was broken so that we could be made whole, and the drink is like the blood He shed in taking the punishment for our sins, so that we don’t have to. When we remember what Jesus did on the cross, we remember that it is because of Him that we are going to heaven! Romans 5:1 says, “Since we have been made right in God’s sight… we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.” So let’s remember and never forget what Jesus has done for us!!!
REMEMBER TO REMEMBER
Remembering is something that has been extremely important to God since the beginning. The more we remember what God has done for us, the more we will be able to live our lives the way we were made to live them. Thousands of years ago, after God led the people of Israel out of Egypt and freed them from slavery, Moses told the people, “Be careful and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.” (Deuteronomy 4:9) So you see, it is important that we remember to remember what God has done in our life, and communion helps us do just that!
Good Friday is coming on April 19th, 2019 and Reach Church is going to have a special communion service. Will you be joining us???
Discuss the following questions with your child…
1. What are some things other than communion that we can do to remember what Jesus has done for us?
2. Read Isaiah 53:5 and answer the following question: What has Jesus given us through dying on the cross other than being able to go to heaven? “But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.”
3. How do you know if you are ready to take communion?