When we take the Lord’s Supper we celebrate the bodily resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He foretold that His temple (referring to His body) would be destroyed, but in three days He would raise it up (John 2:19,21).
Without the resurrection, there is no gospel, and mankind has no hope of salvation (1 Corinthians 15:14,17). But the resurrection of Jesus is one of the truths that Dr. Luke says can most assuredly be believed by all Christians (Luke 1:1-4). Because my Redeemer lives (Job 19:25), I can face the trials and challenges of life with confidence, because there is no problem greater than my God, and there is nothing that happens in my life apart from His sovereign approval (Psalm 57:2).
Communion is much more than a religious observance; it is a celebration of life! We are born again (John 3:3-7) to a lively hope by virtue of the resurrection of Jesus (1 Peter 1:3). Because our Redeemer lives, our faith is much more than an obligatory visit to a church building for this “special” day. Resurrection Sunday gives purpose and meaning to every other day of the week. The new birth we have is a work of God’s Spirit that makes us new creatures (2 Corinthians 5:17). This new birth develops in us a new way of living (Romans 12:1,2) and thinking (Philippians 2:5).
May The Spirit of God touch each of our hearts and tongues today to proclaim to the entire world, “I know my Redeemer lives”! Say it boldly; proclaim that truth unashamedly: Jesus Christ IS the King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:16), THE one and only risen (Luke 24:6), living (Revelation 1:18a) Redeemer and Lord of all (Acts 10:36)!