Wisdom in our Words
Updated: May 11
Dear Church, in last Sunday’s Service (7 November 2021) Brother Joel drew lessons from Ecclesiastes 10:10-15. He shared on the topic of Wisdom in our Words and we indeed we must take heed to what was shared. The following 3 Points were drawn:
Words have a powerful impact to bring about either good or evil
Words naturally spring forth from the heart; and
We should consider our words carefully for God’s purposes.
Many of us also took the Communion last Sunday too and let's recap what Communion means to us.
In 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, these were the Words spoken by Jesus when He was on earth.
For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.” For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.
The sacrament of Communion symbolizes the New Covenant between God and His people confirmed by the shed blood of Jesus. It is a time of remembrance, a time to bring back to our minds or to think of again of what Jesus did in the past, present, and future.
In the Past: Nearly 2000 years ago, Jesus sacrificed His life like a lamb, on the cross to reverse our state as sinners that were slaves to sin to saints journeying towards eternal life with God starting the day, we accept Christ into our lives. Jesus did a redemptive work that no one can do. The God who will one day judge all man and woman chose to redeem us first before that Great Day of Judgement.
Let remember what He had done for us and praise and give thank for His Grace and Goodness. Let’s response to His teachings about how we should live as we move forward. There are instructions and commands He gave us to do including how money and possessions are handled according to Biblical Principles. We are now less than 2 months before the year 2022 begin. Let’s reflect on what had happened in 2021 and what God will us to do in 2022.
In the Present: Jesus deems us as sons and daughters of the God and is praying for us. He will help us in everything situation as God moulds Christ’s character into each and every disciple of Jesus using the things, the happenings, the situations in life. The Holy Spirit is living within us to help and guide us as we lean on Him.
Let’s live righteously in accordance with the Holy Scripture. Let’s live as Citizens of Heaven. Let’s determine how we will live for Him (Ephesians 5:15-17) and He will surely not leave us as He promised in Matthew 28:20. We are indeed privilege people to have the love and care of Christ our living Redeemer who rose from the dead. In the church, I have seen many people delivered from their pain and sufferings because they had placed their hope in Christ alone!
In the Future: He is returning to establish God’s eternal kingdom which He said He will do. His disciples in the 1st Century asked about it but Jesus told them it’s not time yet. However, the delay does not mean it is not happening therefore let’s look with excitement to Jesus’s second Coming.
Is what is happening in the world today a warning for us including our church to prepare? May the Lord help us to be like the 5 wise virgins Jesus spoke about in Matthew 25:1-13.
Have a great week everyone!