Sacrifice of the Fallen
John 15:13 (ESV)
13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Sacrifice of Christ
John 3:16 (ESV)
For God So Loved the World
16 “For God so loved the world,[a] that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
What do we remember?
1. Remember Our Past
Deuteronomy 7:18 (ESV)
18 you shall not be afraid of them but you shall remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt,
Deuteronomy 24:18 (ESV)
18 but you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt and the Lord your God redeemed you from there; therefore I command you to do this.
Psalm 105:5 (ESV)
5 Remember the wondrous works that he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
Ephesians 2:12-13 (ESV)
12 remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
2. Remember God’s Word
Isaiah 46:8 (ESV)
8 “Remember this and stand firm,
recall it to mind, you transgressors,
Numbers 15:40 (ESV)
40 So you shall remember and do all my commandments, and be holy to your God.
3. Remember Christ’s Sacrifice
1 Corinthians 11:17-28 (ESV)
The Lord’s Supper
17 But in the following instructions I do not commend you, because when you come together it is not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that there are divisions among you. And I believe it in part,[a] 19 for there must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized. 20 When you come together, it is not the Lord’s supper that you eat. 21 For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.
23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for[b] you. Do this in remembrance of me.”[c] 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.