John M. Fowler

editor-at-large, Adventist Review

​The Appointment With the Lord

“Do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19).

The command of Jesus takes a special urgency if what I observed when my local church celebrated the Lord’s Supper is also true in your church: dismissal for the ordinance of humility is taken by some as a signal to head home.

The neglect may be casual, but it has to be reviewed for three reasons:

First, the Lord’s Supper is a memorial of that divine plan conceived in eternity and fulfilled on the cross. It reminds us of Christ’s broken body and shed blood for the remission of sins (see Matt. 26:28). It tells us that Christ was God’s redemptive act for the problem …

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