Thanksgiving Series Part III – “Anticipation-Atonement-Anticipation”
October 6, 2019
Definition of the word anticipation; the probability or of something happening. (google.com)
Who is coming for Thanksgiving dinner? Are they here yet? What are you going to eat? When are you going to eat it?
What do you anticipate when you join us for on a Sunday morning?
What do you anticipate your will be like?
What did you anticipate your life would be like?
In the Old Testament: the people of Israel were anticipating The Messiah to come. But for many their expectation was for the world but a .
Definition of Atonement; reparation for a wrong or injury, or for sin. (google.com)
The Day of Atonement; Once a year on the “Day of Atonement,” the Chief Priest went before God’s presence through a sacrificial system to ask for forgiveness for the sins of the people during the year.
Jesus was the sacrifice for sin and He proved His when He from the dead. Jesus came into the world to become the and for the just penalty of sin.
1 John 2:2 (NLT); He Himself is the sacrifice that for our sins-and not only our sins but the sins of all the world.
Jesus came and atoned for the sins of the world once and for all. The process of the atonement is celebrated in the Communion service.
However, some people in the New Testament Church at Corinth anticipated very wrong when it came to the celebration of Communion.
1 Corinthians 11:17-18 (NLT); But in the following instructions, I cannot praise you. For it sounds as if more harm than good is done when you meet together. First, I hear that there are divisions among you when you meet as a church, and to some extent I believe it.
1 Corinthians 11:19 (NLT); But, of course, there must be divisions among you so that you who have God’s approval will be recognized!
1 Corinthians 11:20,21 (NLT); When you meet together, you are not really interested in the Lord’s Supper. For some of you hurry to eat your own meal without sharing with others. As a result, some go hungry while others get drunk.
1 Corinthians 11:22 (NLT); What? Don’t you have your own homes for eating and drinking? Or do you really want to disgrace God’s church and shame the poor? What am I supposed to say? Do you want me to praise you? Well, I certainly will not praise you for this!
1 Corinthians 11:23,24 (NLT); For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord Himself. On the night when He was , 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 to remember me.”
1 Corinthians 11:25 (NLT); In the same way, He took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the between God and His people- with my blood.
Do this to remember Me as often as you drink it.”
1 Corinthians 11:26-27 (NLT); For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until He comes again. So, anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.
We are thankful for the work of redemption through the broken body, shed blood and resurrection of Jesus.
We also anticipate with ; that He is coming back again, to take us to be with Him because Heaven is
John 14:1-3 (NLT); “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. in God, and also in Me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with Me where I am.
What are you anticipating in the future?