Sermonette for Saturday

But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, Who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30

A variety of backgrounds and experience is displayed when we gather to remember the Lord in partaking of His supper. Look around the circle, and you might see the housewife and the health-care worker, the tradesman and the businessman, the professional and the office worker, the student and the retiree. Our lives, as varied as they are, come together into an entirely different suite of characteristics. Our text today tells us of some of the things that we have been brought into, and all because the Lord Jesus died for our sins on the cross, and because the Holy Spirit led us into an appreciation of His finished work on our behalf. God has surely blessed and elevated us. And all honour goes to His Son for what we are.

Despite our own foolishness, we have entered into wisdom. This is because our Saviour is none other than the God of Eternity, the all-knowing and all-wise creator and sustainer. Such a one stepped from eternity into time to save our souls.

The only righteous Man to ever walk this earth has also conferred His righteousness on us. In His life, He was perfect; in His death, He was obedient. Even Pilate could declare Him innocent, as could the thief who died beside Him. Through Him, we have received the righteousness of God.

Sanctification is nothing we could attain to ourselves. But we look to the Lord Jesus and see that He fulfilled that for which He was sanctified. The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. and His whole life was set apart to fulfill the divine purpose of purchasing our redemption.

We love to sing of our Redeemer, and His wondrous love to us. We appreciate that He has redeemed us by making Himself what God could accept as the payment, the full satisfaction for our purchase.

Our reflection on our Lord and Saviour today is marked by humility. We have no right of ourselves to draw near. But in the person of the Lord Jesus, we come before His throne to appreciate Him. And to acknowledge all that he has done for us. -Jim MacIntosh

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