Speaking the Truth in Love

A Lord’s Supper Meditation


Below is a simple communion meditation. You may wish to keep it in your Bible until you have memorized its main ideas.

One. One Savior died for my sins and reconciled me to the Father. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

Two. Two criminals were executed with Jesus. “Two robbers were crucified with him, one on the right and one on the left” (Matt. 27:38).

Three. Three crosses stood at Golgotha. The middle one was the cross of redemption. Another was the cross of repentance. “Jesus,” one of the robbers pleaded, “remember me when you come in your kingly power!” (Luke 23:42). Third was the cross of rebellion. The other robber cursed the Lord with his dying breath.

Four. Four soldiers divided up the Lord’s clothes, casting lots for his tunic (John 19:24).

Five. Five wounds marred the Lord’s body. Nails pierced his hands and feet, and a spear stabbed his side. (In addition, thorns pierced his scalp, fists battered his face, and a whip shredded his back.)

Six. For six hours Jesus writhed in anguish on the cross.

Seven. As he died Jesus uttered seven short sayings: (1) “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). (2) “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise” (v. 43). (3) “Woman, behold your son! […] Behold your mother!” (John 19:26-27). (4) “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34, NIV). (5) “I thirst” (John 19:28). (6) “It is finished” (v. 30). (7) “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46, NIV).

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