Communion Devotional

2/5/2017

Communion Devotional
To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve His God and Father–to Him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen. Look, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of Him. So shall it be! Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “Who is, and Who was, and Who is to come, the Almighty!” Rev 1:4-8

Jesus Christ Grants Us Repentance & Forgiveness
Acts 5:31-32  God exalted Him to His own Right Hand as Prince and Savior so that He might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel. We are witnesses of these things…

God Constantly Emphasizes His Forgiveness throughout Scripture
Acts 10:43  All the prophets testify about Him that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His Name.

Angels Declare Christ’s Forgiveness
Matthew 1:20-21  …she will give birth to a son, and you are to give Him the name Jesus, because He will save His people from their sins.

The Apostles Asserted Jesus’ Power to Save
1st John 4:14  We have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.

The Church must be Emphasize God’s Forgiveness
2nd Corinthians 5:18-20  God reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us.

Jesus Promised Full Forgiveness
Mark 3:28-30  I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; he is guilty of an eternal sin…

Christ’s Sacrifice Paid for All Of Our Sin.
1 John 1:7-8  …if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin.  If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.

Christ’s Sacrifice Atones for the  Sins of All Believers & of the Whole World.
1st John 2:2  He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins (the church), and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

An Unforgiving Heart Reveals An Unredeemed Heart
Matthew 6:14-15  For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Matthew 6:9-13 This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’

The Solution to Our Sin Problem Is THE CROSS OF JESUS
1st Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

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