Saturday, September 29, 2012

Saturdays with Spurgeon #008

"This do in remembrance of me."—1 Corinthians 11:24.
T SEEMS, then, that Christians may forget Christ. The text implies the possibility of forgetfulness concerning him whom gratitude and affection should constrain them to remember. There could be no need for this loving exhortation, if there were not a fearful supposition that our memories might prove treacherous, and our remembrance superficial in its character, or changing in its nature. Nor is this a bare supposition: it is, alas, too well confirmed in our experience, not as a possibility, but as a lamentable fact. It seems at first sight too gross a crime to lay at the door of converted men. It appears almost impossible that those who have been redeemed by the blood of the dying Lamb should ever forget their Ransomer; that those who have been loved with an everlasting love by the eternal Son of God, should ever forget that Son; but if startling to the ear, it is alas, too apparent to the eye to allow us to deny the fact. Forget him who ne'er forgot us! Forget him who poured his blood forth for our sins! Forget him who loved us even to the death! Can it be possible? Yes it is not only possible, but conscience confesses that it is too sadly a fault of all of us, that we can remember anything except Christ.

A Sermon(No. 2)
Delivered on Sunday Evening, January 7th, 1855, by the
REV. C. H. Spurgeon
At New Park Street Chapel, Southwark.


Bob Edwards said...

Love that Jesus asks us to do something (share an intimate meal) together to remember him. Perhaps the way we best remember Christ is together?

Persis said...

Very true and how merciful that He instituted a means of grace where we can remember Him.


Christ to seem to be forgotten in many ways over the years. When I was a child here in the UK we always attended "Sunday School" on a Sunday afternoon. Today sadly it does not exist. Sad that todays children are missing out on something that was the cornerstone of family life.

Thanks Gregg fro your wonderful comment about Andy Williams.